Project Atlas for İş Bank

Critical to the current and future operations of Turkey’s largest bank, IsBank identified a need for a world class data center. Understanding the unique resource needs of a data center, IsBank required that it should minimize the environmental impact through an energy efficient design and allow for cost-effective flexibility in future expansion.

Based on the international status of the bank, the project gained immediate and high visibility. The 44,000 m2, seismically isolated data center was expected to set a new benchmark for all future data center facilities in the region.

Experienced in innovative mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services design, and unrivaled expertise in delivering energy efficient data centers, RED (a company of ENGIE Impact) was appointed as IsBank’s partner of choice.

During this partnership, RED guided IsBank from concept to design to construction. By leveraging RED’s technical expertise, both entities were able to develop a solution that optimized operations, increased energy efficiency and kept capital cost low.

To achieve Tier IV and Gold standards, IsBank understood the proper procedures and policies had to be in place. During a six-month period, RED engaged with various stakeholders to help define the procedures and policies as well as roll-out the implementation of them via the bank operators.

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Key Facts

  • Annual energy saving of up to 1,460MWh/ annum per 1000kW IT when compared against conventional designs
  • Seismic countermeasures incorporated to ensure continuous data centre operation during a seismic event (M7+ earthquake)
  • Uptime Institute  Tier IV Design & Facility, TCOS Tier IV certified
  • LEED Gold v.4  

Recognition: Sustainable Project of the Year - Middle East MEP Awards 17


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Completed 2017

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