TierPoint Midlands Data Center

TierPoint Midlands Data Center

Morrissey Engineering was retained by TierPoint and Alegent Health to develop a high reliability LEED Gold data center design for a joint venture collocation facility. 



  • LEED Gold EBOM
  • Four, raised-floor data center suites; expandable to eight suites
  • F-5 FEMA design guidelines with 250 mph wind resistance
  • 250 LB/SF floor loading capacity
  • Gaseous fire protection for data center suites, electrical and telecommunications rooms
  • 24-hour guard station with bullet resistant features
  • HIPAA, GLBA and Sarbanes Oxley data access restrictions
  • SAS 70 Type II certified
  • PCIDSS v1.2 compliant
  • PCI certified
  • NIST compliant
  • 750KVA dedicated UPS systems for each suite along with 2250KVA multi-module catcher bus UPS system for back-up
  • Redundant power company circuits and automatic throw over (ATO)
  • 6.5MW diesel engine backup generation system with paralleling controls and export capability; expandable to 13MW
  • EPA certified generators with fuel polishing systems
  • High efficiency N+1 chilled water system with water side economizer (free cooling)


New Construction


Papillion, Nebraska

Square Footage

46,000 SF raised floor - expandable to 92,000 SF
13,000 SF office space

Completion Date

December 2009


Altus Architectural Studios

Awards & Certifications

Named top 10% worldwide in terms of efficiency by Green Building & Design magazine

Only ENERGY STAR labeled data center in Nebraska

Certified LEED Gold Existing Building: Operations & Maintenance