Mission Critical

Mission Critical

Mission Critical

Mission Critical

Mission Critical




Data Center Renovation


Structural Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering


Cincinnati, Ohio


7,500 SF

Kroger Data Center

PEDCO provided engineering design services for the upgrade of the Kroger Tier III Data Center in Cincinnati, Ohio originally constructed in 1978. The upgrades resulted in a high availability data center while also being highly efficient from a mechanical and electrical perspective. The mechanical design included a new scalable central chilled water system with multi-stacked chillers and free coolers feeding chilled water CRAC units with variable airflow. Electrical design included a second 2500kVA, self-contained, outdoor, stand-by generator and the extension of the electrical distribution system.

Other miscellaneous improvements included new Liebert iCOM controls and Liebert Site Scan monitoring, expansion of the existing DDC system, a new Emergency Power Off (EPO) system, updated lighting and controls, added under floor leak detection system, and upgraded fire alarm system. The design resulted in Kroger obtaining a $130,000 incentive check from the Duke Energy Smart $aver program and a measured savings of over $100,000 in utility bills during the first year of operation.