e-InsiderPlans for new, environmentally friendly headquarters for Digital West, a local end-to-end data infrastructure provider, are underway at 600 Tank Farm Road. The 5-acre site – which is next to the rear field at the Damon Garcia sports fields off of Broad Street – was recently purchased by Digital West founder Tim Williams and his sister after a six-year property search process. Plans call for a three-phase project; the first phase being 40,000 sq. ft. going to a final build out of 80,000 sq. ft. Currently, the company’s 24 employees work out of a 5,000 sq. ft. facility in SLO. One key consideration for the project is the availability of power. While data centers typically have very few occupants, they are huge energy users. Digital West, along with local architects and engineers, worked with PG&E to not only secure the power needed, but has created a design that will drastically lower the original power requirement. The intention is to apply for a fully Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified data center, with a very green and modern design. The project goal is to break ground by the end of 2014 and construction for the first phase is anticipated to last approximately one year.