Vertiv (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has today introduced the innovative Vertiv™ TimberMod™ solution, a variant of its Vertiv™ Power Module and SmartMod™ families that uses mass timber as a key structural element, instead of steel, for prefabricated modular data center solutions.
Available in the North America and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions, this revolutionary solution reflects Vertiv’s commitment to supporting its customers’ sustainability goals by using more environmentally friendly materials that reduce resource consumption and CO2 emissions.
If sustainably grown, mass timber serves as a renewable building material and has the potential to minimize resource consumption and reduce carbon footprint by up to two-thirds compared to steel, in terms of CO2 emission reduction associated with the product’s lifecycle, as well as the transportation of materials and structural elements to the assembly location. This environmentally friendly option aligns with Vertiv’s mission to offer solutions that meet high-performance standards and contribute to global efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.
Vertiv TimberMod meets applicable structural building requirements by providing robust performance in seismic activity, wind forces, and structural demands. Beyond its excellent structural performance, this innovative solution adds an aesthetic dimension to data center architecture, blending naturally with diverse environments thanks to its elegant design.
“We are fully committed to seeking innovative solutions that contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of data centers by using environmentally friendly materials and construction processes,” explained Viktor Petik, Vice President and Head of the EMEA region for Vertiv’s Integrated Modular Solutions business. “By incorporating materials from renewable sources, Vertiv™ TimberMod™ provides a more environmentally friendly option, without sacrificing performance, which has a positive impact on the environment and the operational efficiency of our customers.”
The VertivTimberMod solution was introduced last week during the “Vertiv Driving Innovation 2023: The Prefabricated Modular Revolution” press conference and represents the latest addition to the growing portfolio of standardized and customizable PFM solutions. The flexible capability of Vertiv’s prefabricated solutions makes them the ideal choice for data centers of all sizes, from small to medium and even hyperscale, by offering the scalability and adaptability required by businesses with dynamic growth. Its simple deployment and flexibility are key features that ensure customers can expand their data center capabilities seamlessly.
Vertiv also provides comprehensive services to facilitate rapid deployments and efficient operations. This full support includes commissioning, constant maintenance, remote monitoring, and training, reinforcing the commitment to providing holistic solutions for customers.