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Adiabatic Cooling Of Data Centers

August 1, 2012
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

August 1, 2012
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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Cutting Costs vs. Creeping Copper: The Data Center Airside Economizer Conundrum

January 10, 2012
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.
September 27, 2011
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

August 1, 2011
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

August 1, 2011
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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Editor's Note: Facebook Follow-Up

May 1, 2011
Increasing energy awareness as it relates to the server farm can be a hard row to hoe.
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Commissioning Of Mission Critical Installation

April 1, 2011
Most of us think of data centers when we think “mission critical,” but the category goes into financial and health sectors as well. These five phases of commissioning can provide some additional peace of mind about performance, no matter which type of critical mission is at stake.
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University enjoys the fruits of system integration in former tomato field

March 3, 2011
Ave Maria University, located in southwest Florida, opened its doors to students on August 27, 2007. As the first new Catholic university built in the United States in more than
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Editor's Note: Mission Less-Than-Critical

March 1, 2011
What’s the real cost of positively, absolutely having to know right now?
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