UPMC Forbes Tower Data Center

200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh,  PA  15213
(412) 647-4401

www.upmc.com

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Rating 4490

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This location is managed sustainably because they:

  • Optimize indoor air system with filters rated MERV 8
  • Utilize blanking panels
    • 75% of rack open space is covered
    • 90% of rack open space is covered
  • Utilize economizers in the data center cooling systems (NC & C)
    • Ensure server inlet temperature is 68 - 80.6 degrees Fahrenheit (if backup does NOT exist)
    • Control data center cooling capacity based on server inlet temperatures
    • Have wrapped and/or insulated piping
    • Service HVAC and change filters at least quarterly per calendar year
      • Configured the data center in a Cold Aisle/Hot Aisle layout
      • Networked the data center cooling systems so they operate as a team
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      This location is managed sustainably because they:

      • Ensure all individuals have task lighting controls to reduce overall lighting usage
      • Implement daytime cleaning (NCS Only)
      • Offset our grid consumption through the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)
        • Initiated a one-year REC contract or purchase equal to our total annual energy consumption
      • Have a policy to phase all incandescent lighting to CFL, LED or better
        • Ensure all our applicable interior lighting is CFL, LED or better
      • Have a policy to phase all ballasted lighting fixtures to T8 or better
        • Ensure all ballasted lighting fixtures are T8 or better
        • Ensure all ballasted lighting fixtures are energy efficient, uplit ambient lighting
      • Separately meter electric where applicable (server rooms, UPS, racks, HVAC)
        • Measure PUE in real time
        • Use PUE to plan and implement future improvements
      • Distribute 208V 3 phase power to the computer racks
        • Distributed 208V 3 phase power to 50+% of the computer racks
        • Distributed 208V 3 phase power to 75+% of the computer racks
      • Prioritize purchasing all Energy Star® certified appliances & equipment
      • Monitor server processor efficiency
        • Have a written policy which commits to energy-efficient operations
        • Remove all unnecessary equipment (server, switches, storage devices, etc.)
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        This location is managed sustainably because they:

        • Conduct occupancy surveys addressing non-critical thermal comfort, indoor air, acoustics, &/or lighting
          • Conduct occupancy surveys addressing safety initiatives for all spaces
            • Developed a plan to address safety initiatives for all spaces
          • Implement a pest-management plan to reduce or eliminate sources of food, water & shelter
          • Use only low-VOC interior paints
            • Use only low-VOC interior sealants & coatings
              • Use mats, rugs & grates at building entrances to manage particulates
              • Require all other critical areas to be professionally cleaned at least once per year (e.g., above ceiling, below floor)
              • Implement a space-wide non-smoking policy
              • Implement a building perimeter non-smoking policy which exceeds 20 ft.
              • Maintain the underfloor area clear of obstructions and abandoned conductors
                • Require the underfloor area to be professionally cleaned at least once per year
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              This location is managed sustainably because they:

              • Perform data center IT and facilities management under the same department
              • Provide and promote the use of tablets to document, track & implement processes
              • Optimize critical space through standard rack configuration
                • Use a standard power and network wiring in-rack configuration
              • Maintain a log for all personnel entering & leaving facility
                • Maintain an ENTIRELY ELECTRONIC log for all personnel entering & leaving facility
              • Have offsite disaster recovery capabilities
                • Offsite disaster recovery capabilities specifically address: SAFETY CRITICAL
                • Offsite disaster recovery capabilities specifically address: MISSION CRITICAL
                • Offsite disaster recovery capabilities specifically address: BUSINESS CRITICAL
              • Created a data center master plan for future growth
                • Initiated the data center master plan
              • Have a formal security program in place
                • Have a formal security program that specifically addresses: IT SECURITY
                • Have a formal security program that specifically addresses: PHYSICAL SECURITY
              • Incorporate a listed and labeled system for all new room cable penetrations
              • Virtualize our data center
                • 50% virtualized
                • 75% virtualized
                • 90+% virtualized
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              This location is managed sustainably because they:

              • Only use the required minimum quantity of humidifiers
              • Measure humidity levels in absolute terms
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              This location is managed sustainably because they:

              • Have a written policy which commits to purchasing environmentally-preferable products
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              This location is managed sustainably because they:

              • Have a single can commingled recycling system, intended to be separated offsite (NCS Only)
              • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Paper & cardboard
              • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Glass
              • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Plastic
              • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Metal
              • Have localized pick-up for recycling: Electrical equipment (computers, etc.)
              • Set all common area printers to default to double-sided or scrap paper printing
                • Ensure all print users default to double-sided or scrap paper printing
              • Set all common area printers to default to draft quality and/or black/white or grayscale print
                • Ensure all print users default to draft quality and/or black/white or grayscale print
              • Implement methods to recycle: Abandoned conductors
              • Implement methods to recycle: Fluorescent bulbs
              • Implement methods to recycle: CFCs
              • Implement a space-wide recycling policy for equipment deliveries
              • Have a written policy which commits to reducing waste generation and disposal
              • Send all unnecessary equipment to a certified recycling facility (server, switches, storage devices, etc.)
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              This location is managed sustainably because they:

              • Have on-site bike storage
              • Have on-site shower facilities
              • Provide shading devices or tinted windows to control sunlight (NCS Only)
                • Provide wellness plans or wellness training for our staff &/or stakeholders
                • Have a Corporate Social Responsibility or similar sustainability reporting initiative
                • Have an individual appointed to specifically oversee sustainable operations and/or reporting
                • Promote stakeholder community initiatives and/or volunteerism
                • Have preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles and carpooling
                • Promote and/or incentivize carpooling & car-sharing
                • Promote and/or incentivize use of mass transit
                • Use automatic systems to run the minimum number of cooling systems, while maintaining redundant units in standby mode
                • Use third-party consultants/professionals to assist in planning and performing improvements
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