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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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Dehumidification With Extra Bite

By Russ Fletcher,P.E.
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Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline faced some extreme dehumidification requirements for its facility manufacturing denture-cleaning tablets. The strategy it selected not only reached target humidity levels but also allowed a 3º increase in chilled water temperature. Get the details on the system and savings that put smiles on the faces of this project team.
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Cleanroom Variable Airflow Design

By Vincent A. Sakraida, P.E.
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Appropriately enough, a good variable airflow design accommodates and refines a number of design variables. Particle monitoring strategies, minimum supply air calculation, HVAC sequencing, and space pressurization are just a few stops on the way to spotless performance.
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Thoughtful Simplification In The Data Center

By Kevin Dickens, P.E.
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New ideas, regulations, and equipment are making some designs outdated faster than ever.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

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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Educating by Example

By Sergiu Pelau P.E., LEED and Markus Yakren P.E., LEED
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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.
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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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Editor's Note: Facebook Follow-Up

By Robert Beverly
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Increasing energy awareness as it relates to the server farm can be a hard row to hoe.
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