Data Centers

Our experience has earned us a reputation as a trusted partner in data center site development. With one of the highest concentrations of data centers in the world close to our headquarters office, we understand the key ingredients for ideal data center project sites and what is essential for success.

Our identification of natural and cultural resource constraints on sites early in the development process has proved to be an important component for project success. Our services allow for more informed site planning and engineering – ultimately resulting in projects that avoid unnecessary impacts and can more easily obtain permits for unavoidable impacts to wetlands and other WOTUS.

Trusted from Start to Finish

WSSI works with clients and engineers from beginning to end – first providing wetland delineations and surveys, archeological investigations, endangered and threatened species studies, and other locally required studies. We work with project teams to develop permittable plans and coordinate with regulatory agencies to obtain Clean Water Act permits and determine appropriate compensation for impacts. During active development, our staff provides compliance inspections for Virginia Water Protection permits, Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) permitting support, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) preparation and audits.

Our Services

  • Site feasibility/GIS constraints mapping
  • Environmental Site Assessments and remediation
  • Wetland and stream delineation and survey location
  • Permit procurement for impacts to wetlands and other Waters of the U.S.
  • Cooling tower water discharge permitting
  • Stream assessments
  • Local Chesapeake Bay protection ordinance compliance
  • Endangered and Threatened Species (ETS) habitat evaluations and searches
  • Tree stand evaluations
  • Environmental permit compliance
  • Cultural Resource investigations (archeology, architectural history)
  • Stormwater planning, permitting, and compliance (VSMP, SWPPP)
  • Water quality sampling and monitoring
  • Wetland mitigation and stream restoration