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Building Automation

Making BAS Accessible — But Protected From Cyberattack

The Target hacking debacle is still under investigation, but there are lessons to be learned on protecting personal information.
April 1, 2014
Chances are you have heard about the data breach at Target that occurred late last year, in which customers’ information including credit card numbers were obtained through a cyberattack.
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277 Volts to your Server

CONTRIBUTED BY: Syska Hennessy Group
March 24, 2014
Improving electrical energy performance is an important consideration in the design, construction and operation of any data center.
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277 Volts to your Server

CONTRIBUTED BY: Syska Hennessy
March 24, 2014
Improving electrical energy performance is an important consideration in the design, construction and operation of any data center
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Equipment Protection through Hot Spot Mitigation

CONTRIBUTED BY: Syska Hennessy Group
February 24, 2014
Hot spots in the data center can be attributed to two main factors: A lack of cooling capacity and/or a lack of cooling delivery.
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ASHRAE, Green Grid publication provides data center metrics

February 14, 2014

According to ASHRAE, power usage effectiveness (PUE) has become the globally adopted metric for measuring the energy efficiency of data centers.


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ASHRAE seeks comments on data center energy standard

November 26, 2013

High plug loads and rapidly advancing IT technology make data center applications significantly different from their commercial building counterparts, according to ASHRAE.


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The X-Factor: Y Should U Care?

Unprecedented vendor-neutral data has been brought down from the mountain on a digital tablet.
September 1, 2013
Unprecedented vendor-neutral data has been brought down from the mountain on a digital tablet. That’s helpful for data center designers, but applying a little thought and site-specific consideration can reveal the path to wisdom in areas like failure rate, noise, power draw versus temperatures, and more.
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Building Automation

Data Centers and VAV Design Opportunities

Read about various examples — from a 40,000-sq-ft raised-floor environment to a 5,000-sq-ft facility within a facility — to get a good view of the battlefield and make your next campaign against heat and inefficiency a little smarter.
March 29, 2013
The range of HVAC design options associated with the various types of data centers has expanded and evolved over the past 30 years in order to keep pace with the wide array of server transformations and deployment strategies.
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Commercial vs. Industrial Automation In Data Centers

October 19, 2012
Since data centers are atypical in several aspects, unique BMS approaches are required to optimize their control, monitoring, and operation. Learn why it is important to know the detailed pros and cons between commercial and industrial automation system hardware, software, and instrumentation as you consider the facility’s automation design and associated costs.
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Improving Data Centers With Aisle Containment

August 1, 2012
In which the author lays out the path from earlier data center design to a more recently discovered airflow challenge. Read on for his insights on how to keep positive differential pressure from being a negative for your facility’s energy budget.
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Improving Cooling and PUE in Existing Data Centers

On-Demand This webinar will provide cost-effective practical tips and feasible retrofit solutions that can be implemented in operational data centers to address some cooling issues and improve energy efficiency.

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Check out the April 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on backup power supply requirements, cyberattacks, and much more!

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Following up on Howard McKew's April "Tomorrow's Environment" column: Have you ever thought twice about reporting problems with another firm's design? What did you do?
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