Civil – CED Crif

CED Crif



CRIF is a company specialised in credit information systems (CIS) and business information, outsourcing and processing services and credit solutions. Founded in Bologna in 1988, today it operates globally and one of its flagship technological departments is located in one of the buildings that form the “Palazzo di Varignana”, a historic complex on the verdant hills around the town of Castel San Pietro Terme, near Bologna. Immersed in the lush vegetation of the surrounding landscape, “Palazzo di Varignana”, today also a resort & spa, was formerly Palazzo Bentivoglio, a historic mansion dating back to 1705, renovated by preserving its ancient charm. The villa is at the core of the resort, and around it, the building complex covers an area of 30 hectares of land including vast green spaces, parks and water sources, subdivided to create a number of different structures connected by underground passageways or stylish internal roads, forming a proper village with five reception, directional and operational facilities.

The project

Construction of a data centre with the aim of achieving the following results:

• Obtain a Building Certification according to the LEED® Building Design and Construction for New Construction v4 protocol (hereinafter referred to as LEED® v4 NC) at SILVER level. The project is registered with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the independent thirdparty organisation that certifies the building. The LEED® v4 NC protocol refers to buildings whose design and construction parameters are comprised within specific health, energy-efficiency and low environmental impact criteria.

• Obtaining the Uptime Institute Tier IV Certification for the Data Centre. The Tier classification system provides the data centre industry with a consistent method for comparing unique and customised facilities according to the required infrastructure performance or uptime. It also helps companies align data centre infrastructure investments with specific business goals for growth and technology strategies.


Installed cooling power: 2 x 347 Kw

Air flow rate: 3.000 mc/h

Installed electric power: 82 x 1.000 kVA x 2

Area concerned: 1.250 mq

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