University of Hawaii Information Technology Center
Project Size:70,000 SF
Sustainability:LEEC NC v2.0 Gold
Awards:2016 ACECH Engineering Excellence Honor Award
2015 NAIOP Kukulu Hale Award
Located in the heart of the University of Hawaii Manoa campus, the UH Information Technology Center was created to host and consolidate all of the information and communication technology systems that serve the University of Hawaii campuses statewide.
The project was certified LEED NC v2.2 GOLD by the US Green Building Council in 2015, one of only a handful of LEED-certified data centers in the United States. The facility consumes 22% less energy than a code-compliant conventional building, a remarkable achievement for a data center.
The data center provides different ways in which digital information can be obtained and transformed. A Help Desk offers computer support online, wirelessly, or in person; training rooms facilitate classes and broadcast opportunities; video conference facilities support distance learning, multi-media displays, broadcast and archiving opportunities; and a digital media production center furnishes high-end editing stations with advanced audio support, sound booths, training, and presentation capabilities.
The UH Information Technology Center is designed to be highly functional and flexible, account for future data center expansion, and provide a healthy work environment for its users. In addition to its primary mission to consolidate, facilitate and protect the University’s statewide IT system, the center is also an emergency situation facility, the workplace for the IT staff and administration, a conference center, and a help desk for UH students and faculty.