LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
PROJECT TYPE: Environmental Noise Study
CLIENT: Digital Realty
CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 2012
As a part of a planned data center expansion in urban, downtown San Francisco, an analysis was made of the noise generated by the center’s rooftop equipment and its impact on neighboring properties. Project challenges included the center’s location adjacent to several sensitive receivers including residential buildings with operable windows. Noise emissions were analyzed and mitigation measures were recommended to meet the City of San Francisco’s noise ordinance standards and to reduce noise from existing and future data center equipment.