Sustainably designed data centre to open in Storey Country, USA


Novva Data Centers has announced that it will open a new data centre in Storey County in late 2024. The 20-acre campus will be located next to other major tech firms in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC), one of the world’s largest industrial parks located along I-80, just outside Reno.

The facility will be outfitted sustainable design and high-tech monitoring features, including a proprietary water-free cooling system, autonomous aerial drone security, robotic dog monitoring, direct-to-chip compatible cooling and perimeter security gates featuring 24/7 monitoring.

“Our new tech-forward facility, which we have dubbed Novva Tahoe Reno, will feature all of the hallmarks enterprises have come to expect from Novva’s facilities: sustainability, innovation, security and unrivaled amenities,” said Wes Swenson, founder and CEO of Novva Data Centers. “Storey County is a growing tech hub centrally located to major western cities with access to renewable energy alternatives and attractive sales and use tax abatement programs, making it an ideal location to continue our expansion in the Western U.S.”

Construction will begin soon on the 300,000 square foot, 60 megawatt (MW) data centre, which features 54″ raised flooring and a total of six ten MW data halls. Each data hall features approximately 30,000 feet of column-less space that will maximise available square footage for tenants. The facility can accommodate high density deployments with hot air containment, and a dedicated on-site 100mw N+1 substation will supply scalable power from NV Energy.

Novva Tahoe Reno is expected to open in late 2024, becoming Novva’s fourth location alongside existing facilities in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and West Jordan, Utah, as well as a soon-to-be-opened data centre in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

Storey County’s Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center continues to attract major enterprises, including Novva’s new neighbors Apple, Google and Tesla.

“Storey County is an ideal location for enterprises looking to put down roots and data centre facilities like Novva’s make the area even more attractive to prospective business residents” said Lara Mather, business development officer for Storey County. “Novva’s sustainability-first mindset fits well with ongoing environmental initiatives spearheaded by the county. We look forward to welcoming Novva to the tech-rich landscape of the TRIC.”

Novva’s approach of employing sustainable design will reportedly be on full display in the new data centre. The facility is set to seek local renewable energy credits, cool its servers with high-efficiency water-free cooling featuring a recyclable polypropylene chilled water pipe to cut down on water demand from nearby Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River, and practice radiant cooling and heating in the offices. LED lighting with automatic off sensors, drought resistant landscaping, locally sourced pre-cast exterior panels and limited export and import of soil are other ways the facility is designed to live up to Novva’s energy efficiency standards.

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