has over 15 years’ experience, the last 6 of which have been spent
with Arup. He has been involved in the design and construction of
various types of facilities throughout the country. He is also
currently an adjunct professor in Columbia University’s Graduate
School of Architecture Program.
your project is a facility for studying productivity and building
energy systems, expectations for both performance and sustainability
are raised. See what else was raised in Syracuse, from the floor
plenums to the idea of changing the originally proposed temperature
setpoints, to the “cloud” formations of radiant panels used for
both heating and cooling.
A few circumstances in a data center make it ripe for a CHP design to boost efficiency. Let’s get into the options within both relevant chiller types, why payback may be shorter than expected, and the assorted potential benefits from lower costs to higher reliability. Some tips from an array of manufacturers’ reps round out this useful investigation.