Digital Realty Trust, the largest third-party owner of technology related real estate, acquires, manages, and builds mission critical communication and data center facilities. Since 2001, Digital Realty Trust’s portfolio has grown to 62 properties totaling over 11.8 million sq ft in 25 markets across North America and Europe. Major tenants include a cross-section of Fortune 1000 companies.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.