Johnson is an engineer in the Systems and Controls Group with EYP Mission Critical facilities and has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology with over 9 years of experience. His expertise encompasses (BMS) design for mission critical facilities, building load calculations, and HVAC system design for commercial buildings.
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.