This data center includes living walls, which serve multiple functions:
- The green wall plants help to naturally cool the building during the hot summer months, which helps to reduce the high utility costs associated with keeping the data systems cool.
- The living wall planter “stripes” help to break up the otherwise stark and monotonous exterior typical of data centers in a pleasant, organic way.
- Staff in adjacent buildings have had their views blocked to the natural surroundings. The green walls help to restore a connection to nature in a surprising and engaging way.