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Commercial vs. Industrial Automation In Data Centers

By Sean Graham, P.E.
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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

By Daniel Kennedy
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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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Adiabatic Cooling Of Data Centers

By Carl C. Schultz, P.E.
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Data center HVAC has come a long way since ’80s-era strategies and even since turn-of-the-century room parameters. Consider that evolution, and how options like economizers and evaporative cooling may be more appealing in light of wider environmental envelopes.
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Designing the Learning Space of the Future — An Engineer's Perspective

By Justin Davis P.E., LEED AP BD+C
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The students have changed, and the way spaces get used is changing as well. How do we need think about educational environments to foster better thinking inside them?
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Humidity design guide: Munters

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Munters sponsors the ASHRAE Humidity Design Guide in Chinese language to help create sustainable buildings.


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Cutting Costs vs. Creeping Copper: The Data Center Airside Economizer Conundrum

By Kevin Dickens, P.E.
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So Charles Dickens, Ferris Bueller, a chicken, and a pig walk into an HVAC article … and try to sort out proper use of outdoor air in data centers. As you might imagine, it’s not simple. But if you remember these three design absolutes and consider your client’s specific perspective, the resulting efficiencies might have you singing Wayne Newton at the prospect of repeat business.
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ASHRAE creates five categories for liquid-cooled datacom environments

A new whitepaper that serves as the first vendor-neutral thermal guideline is available for free download.
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A new whitepaper that serves as the first vendor-neutral thermal guideline is available for free download.
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On-Site Combined Cooling & Power For Data Centers

By Milton Meckler P.E., CPC
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Regulatory, competitive, and environmental pressures are pushing data centers away from the traditional power sources. Here, the author surveys the landscape and reviews one comparative study involving CCP cogeneration and conventional electricity sources. Reducing the carbon footprint and lessening reliance on a sometimes unreliable grid are just two reasons to look into CCP.
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Low-Hanging Fruit In The Data Center Orchard

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Forget high-tech or high-expense fixes for a minute. Have you tried to bump efficiency by looking for the  next aisle over, deploying a Trim and Respond strategy, or trying the soon-to-be-famous Paper On A Stick approach? Some of the biggest names in the data center universe think that you plant the seeds of real savings with some mighty simple steps.
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Engineered Systems High-Performance Buildings / Building Automation: Proactive BAS Alarming for High-Performance Buildings

By Angela Lewis P.E., LEED
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How can data help you and the facility staff through the transition?
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