What aspects of bleeding-edge data center thought can I incorporate for leading-edge designs? What is the future of the compressor in these environments? Or the future of a designer who doesn’t ask questions like these?
At some point in time, most mission critical companies will make the decision to expand their data center space by either outsourcing the mission critical expansion add-on or new space, or lease a tenant space that has already been designed to accept a mission critical data center.
When I started building systems commissioning 25 years ago, it did not take long to figure out that more was needed to confirm that the commissioned systems were complete and ready for testing than just the general contractor’s word for it.
Modular heat pumps, geothermal, energy recovery, demand control ventilation, an integrated digital control system, and more stretched out the sustainability and maintained a lean energy profile to serve local residents
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.