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PowerHouse Data Centers Receiving Recognition for Data Center Construction Milestones and Sustainability

The first quarter of 2023 has been a busy news cycle for PowerHouse Data Centers. The company received an abundance of praise for its recent 50 percent completion milestone at its ABX-1 data center, as well as the noticeable impact the new organization is making in the data center construction marketplace.

A Topping Out celebration for ABX-1 was held February 17th, with officials from PowerHouse Data Centers and DPR Construction celebrating the event with a final steel beam signing and placement. VIP attendees and speakers included Doug Fleit, CEO of PowerHouse Data Centers; Karim Farouki, Project Executive at DPR Construction; Jimmy Pierce, Vice President of Project Management at Cooper Steel; Buddy Rizer, Executive Director for the Department of Economic Development in Loudoun County; and Loudoun County Board Supervisor Sylvia Glass. Turnover to tenants is expected in July and final completion for the project is scheduled for October. The ABX-1 celebration milestone was also covered by Loudoun Now

ABX-1 is the first of six data center projects representing 2.1 million square feet of data center space under development by PowerHouse Data Centers in Northern Virginia. The 10-acre property features a two-story, 265,000 SF building, with an on-site 300 MW substation delivering up to 80 MW of power to the facility. The substation, built in partnership with Dominion Energy, commences construction soon, with completion expected by 2026. 

“Because of our deep relationships in the real estate community, PowerHouse Data Centers is identifying and building state-of-the-art data centers in prime Northern Virginia locations, with capabilities that meet the needs of today and tomorrow’s digital business ecosystem,” says Doug Fleit, Co-founder and CEO of AREP and PowerHouse Data Centers. “We are thrilled to meet the rising demand of hyperscalers and operators in this market and to disrupt the landscape of Data Center Alley.”

The ABX-1 project highlights PowerHouse’s sustainable construction focus. Approximately 10,780 tons of the former building’s concrete was crushed on-site and reused in the ABX-1 development, while 387 tons of other building metals were recycled. PowerHouse recently became one of 170 companies to join the Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) Climate Accord (ICA)

PowerHouse Data Centers’ focus on sustainability in its data center projects has led to a wave of recent news articles and podcasts for Luke Kipfer, Vice President of Data Center Development & Construction for PowerHouse Data Centers. Kipfer’s recent press and podcast coverage includes:

PowerHouse Data Centers, a division of AREP, is a developer and owner of next-generation data centers and technical real estate solutions for hyperscalers and data center operators. The company owns its land sites, offering unique fully entitled tracts and fast-track approvals right in the heart of the world’s largest data center market.

For more information about PowerHouse’s unique data center opportunities in Ashburn, click here to contact the PowerHouse Data Centers team, learn more about the company’s iMasons Climate Accord announcement and visit www.powerhousedata.com to learn more. 

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