Northern Virginia Regional Commission – Green Design and Planning of Data Centers: The Experiences of Frankfurt, Germany and Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia’s future climate and sustainability planning will rely with greater regularity on the strengthening the ties between sustainable planning, design, construction and operations of large-scale data centers and improved operations, reliability, and profitability. Looking across the Atlantic and the eco-friendly design and architecture of data centers in cities such as Frankfurt, Germany, is one way to advance this positive work.

For example, Citibank’s Frankfurt am Main Data Center, was the first data center to secure a Platinum LEED certificate. The building evolved through a multi-disciplinary team that fused ecological landscape plans, passive solar and natural daylighting design features, recycled materials with energy efficient operations and eye to the bottom line of profitability.

Please join NVRC, Virginia Tech and ARUP for a webinar on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:15pm (EST) in which Mr. Karsten Spengler, director of ARUP Germany’s Advanced Building Engineering operations, will share the evolution of the design, plans and construction of the Citibank Frankfurt am Main Data Center. Mr. Spengler’s will be joined by Dr. Igor Cvetkovic, Virginia Tech, who will share the work of his team and Institute with energy efficient and green design technologies of data centers in Northern Virginia.


Feb 23 2022


12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

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