Lepore is a principal and mechanical department head with EYP Mission Critical facilities in their Atlanta office and has over 26 years of experience with building systems for data centers, research centers, federal government facilities, municipal utilities, and power plants.
Data centers are expensive propositions, so incorporating some free cooling is financially attractive as well as green. However, reaching the real savings involves more than just incorporating economizers. You need the controls to execute an overall sequence of operation that handles the transitions in chilled water plant performance, too.
Why was one floor’s laboratory ventilation failing to keep up, when it was even the closest floor to the rooftop fans? Some system sleuthing led two engineers to a fitting conclusion. Read more stories in May Issue 2017.