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Jun. 3, 2013

Stream Data Centers Earns LEED Gold; Viridian Phase Moves Ahead in North Arlington

By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor

Stream Data Centers, a national data center developer and operator, earned LEED Gold certification for its private data center (PDC) facility in the Telecom Corridor.

Completed in 2012, the Stream Private Data Center development in Richardson is a single-story, purpose-built, 73,320-square-foot property designed to withstand 185 mph winds and uplift.

The compound contains three private data center suites, which can be dedicated to a single tenant or divided into three fully independent outfits; each suite includes a private, 10,000-square-foot, raised-floor data hall, disaster recovery office space, redundant private telecommunications rooms and a private utility yard.

Among a series of environmentally sustainable enhancements, the complex features recycled and regionally sourced construction materials and on-site operating systems designed to conserve natural resources and optimize water efficiency, air quality and energy performance.

“Stream Data Centers is committed to developing efficient, enterprise-class data center space,” said Rob Kennedy, co-managing partner of Stream Data Centers, in a release. “Receiving the LEED Gold certification for the Dallas-area private data center reflects our efforts and commitment to efficiency and sustainability and demonstrates the quality of this development.”

In other news, the Dallas Business Journal reports that construction is getting underway on the next phase of the Viridian, a $2 billion master-planned community in North Arlington.

Developed by Dallas-based Huffines Communities, the more than 2,300-acre infill project ultimately will include 4,100 single-family residences, as well as multi-family or condominium housing. Home prices range from $200,000 to $2 million, according to company statements.

Additionally, the pedestrian-friendly community will feature 400,000 square feet of retail shops and 500,000 square feet of office, hotel and restaurant space.

Designed to be the greenest mixed-use development in Texas, the Viridian will also showcase premium amenities including 1,100 acres of protected wetlands and open spaces; a trail system with 20 miles of trails along the Trinity; and 450 acres of lakes.

Rendering of the Viridian courtesy of the Huffines Advisory official Web site.

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