Mission Critical HVAC

Thoughtful Simplification In The Data Center

March 23, 2012
New ideas, regulations, and equipment are making some designs outdated faster than ever. How to take in an ever-evolving landscape, take a deep breath, and provide a data center design to stay proud of? Learn about an integrated VAV approach, the only control point that really matters, and more.
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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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Educating by Example

October 31, 2011
Through a flexible design incorporating radiant heating and cooling, demand ventilation, energy recovery, and VAV, Manhattan’s Cooper Union leads its class in sustainable performance in classrooms, labs, and beyond.
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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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VAV For Laboratory Spaces

April 1, 2011
Terminal devices, pressurization, supply air, proper exhaust … those factors and more go into a well designed VAV system for sensitive lab applications. From general tips to changing details such as fabric duct elements, booster fans, and a new AMCA standard, the author equips you to succeed in one space that is no place for experimentation.
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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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Case In Point

Life sciences lab handles OA load with humidification

April 1, 2011
A fog humidification system installed at this Michigan lab is controlled by a BAS.Pall Life Sciences is a leading global provider of filtration, purification, and separation technologies to the diverse
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