Data Center

Roanoke has been recognized as a Top Digital City again in 2014. Roanoke placed third in the population category of 75,000 to 124,999 in e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government’s 14th annual Digital Cities Survey. Sustainable and green procurement contribute to achieving this award.

The Department of Technology fully embraces the critical objective of fully integrating sustainable practices into all of the operations of city employees and services that we provide.

  • Energy Star Equipment – or equivalent energy performance when Energy Star is not available
  • Consolidated Servers – reduced the number of servers thru the use virtualization software
  • Automated Irrigation System – the municipal building’s green roof has a sophisticated weather station that monitors evapotranspiration in plants to generate watering with harvested rainwater
  • IT Energy Retrofit  - Plans are being developed for a major retrofit of the IT department which will include improved heating and cooling, lighting, equipment assessment and improved operational efficiency, improved back-up generators