Project Summary

One of the biggest names in data spans four buildings in Research Triangle Park.

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The Space
Square Footage 612,000
Location Research Triangle Park, NC

Building 1, Phase 1

This cold shell building is converted to a warm shell, followed by the completion of 125,000 SF of interior space. Interior environments included approximately 40,000 SF of R&D laboratory, training facilities, an executive briefing center as well as open office/systems furniture plan for global support personnel.

Building 2, Phase 2

The next phase of expansion involves the conversion of a cold shell office building to a warm shell state, allowing accommodation of customer support, product development, software development and laboratory/data center business unit expansion needs.

Building 3 Fit-up & Building 1 Renovation, Phase 3

NetApp’s business growth continues worldwide and so does their East Coast campus located in Research Triangle Park, NC. Choate upfits NetApp’s third RTP Campus building, which totals 150,000 SF. The multi-phased construction process included delivery of a full-service kitchen, servery and dining room to serve the campus, and replacing the limited-service facility currently located in Building 1.

Additional phased work involves the construction of their campus fitness facility and the remaining office space throughout Building 3. After completion of the food service facilities, Choate returns to Building 1 to repurpose the food service areas within, converting these spaces into office and meeting rooms. Also involved is the expansion of the campus courtyard to incorporate outdoor seating adjacent to Building 3, expanding the dining seating and gathering space to the outdoors.

Dedicated Lab, Phase 4

This expansive engineering and development environment for Global Dynamic Lab will foster initiatives to create and improve storage efficiency and cloud-enabling technologies. Supporting 2,166 racks of data-processing equipment, the total designed power load is nearly 25 mega watts and provides NetApp a highly available and redundant infrastructure for its expanding R&D and IT operations.

The innovative ways to reduce the cost and use of energy maximized the value of NetApp’s investment results in greater returns on capital. The power usage effectiveness (PUE) is 1.2, or 80% more efficient than the average data center PUE of 2.0 (as measured by The Green Grid), resulting in savings of approximately $7.3 million annually. These power savings result in a carbon emissions reduction of 93,000 tons annually – equivalent to removing 15,400 cars from the road.


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