Data Center Summit 2016



Data Center Summit 2016
November 4, 2016

Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427

7:15 AM Registration
7:30 AM Hot Buffet
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Program

Speakers Include:
Dan Peterson,
Colliers International | MSP
Tom Lambrecht, Great River Energy
Mark Lofthus, Dakota Electric
Dan Curry, ViaWest, Inc.
Jay Rohkohl, Dunham Engineering
Scott Gatewood, DLR Group
Brett Severson, CBRE
Darren Regan, Dunham
Guy Herr, Michaud Cooley Erickson
Ryan Bruers, Xcel Energy
Kylle Jordan, Minnesota Dept of Employment and Economic Development
Gene Goddard, Director, Business Investment
Scott Rieger,  Dunham
David Heim, OATI
Erik Amundson, OATI

Case Study: OATI South Campus – Use of a Microgrid and Cogeneration System with a Data Center
• Using Microgrid technology to fully power your building
• High Reliability, Resiliency and Economic Optimization
• New 5 story office and 500 kW data center
• Combined Cooling, Heat and Power (CCHP) with Microturbines and Absorption Chiller
• Solar, Wind and Energy Storage Systems
How to Incorporate New Technology Platforms into your next project
• What defines high performance space
• What are the Characteristics of high performance space.
• What types of Technology Platforms should we incorporate
• What is the ROI can you expect and What is the Value to the Owner/Developer
• What types of advancements have been made in Indoor Air Quality
• What are the expected Energy Savings and How does that impact Operating Expenses
• What are the Benefits to owners, operators and end users
• What’s included in the cost of the floor: IAQ, Energy Savings, LEED points,
Community Infrastructure
• How can your community prepare for data center developments
• Why should a community attract data centers
• What is driving site location decision point
• How can communities work with the real estate professionals

Data Center Efficiency Programs
• What type of investment needs to be made and what is the payback
• How do you determine the best change to make with all the clutter in the marketplace
• What types of changes can I make myself
• How to create opportunities to influence the value of the project  

Key Data Center Decisions: New Construction vs Retrofit vs Colocation
• What is driving the Data Center Industry in Minnesota
• Decision making; New vs Retrofit vs Colocation – Who should the owner engage
• Site selection and why it is unique for Data Centers
• What delivery systems should one consider?  (Plan/Spec; Negotiated; Design Assist; Design Build)
• What are some of the evolving trends in the Data Center market
• What are some of the “Lessons Learned” from past projects

Data Center Summit 2016


  • When

  • Friday, November 4, 2016
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley Rd
    Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

Contact Information

Jeff Johnson

Jay Kodytek

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