Facebook Data Center Luleå, Sweden

This is the first Facebook data center built outside the United States. Our Swedish design team proposed a number of innovative solutions to adapt the building to the Nordic climate, and to make it one of the most energy efficient computing facilities ever built.

Key Facts

Client: Facebook and Emerson
Scheme: LEED BD+C

Phase 1 responsibilities:

  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Construction
  • Sustainability
  • Land Use Planning

Phase 1 achieved the LEED Gold certification

Phase 2 responsibilites:

  • Project Management
  • Site Management
  • Electrical Review
  • Sustainability & LEED assessment co-ordination

Phase 2 is targeting the LEED Platinum rating - the highest available under this scheme.

Project Description

Facebook Data Centre

The development has been designed to take advantage of the local environmental conditions including the pumping of massive volumes of arctic air into the building to cool the server hall. The ventilation system with evaporative cooling has also been designed to additionally reduce energy use. The entire complex is powered by hydroelectricity. Many of the implemented design solutions have never been seen before in a data center.