When just updating the news isn't quite enough -- The ES editorial staff, columnists, and other friends of the magazine weigh in here with passing thoughts, a news item that deserves a boost, follow-up on articles in the magazine, and possibly the occasional rant.
One of my favorite scenes from the 1995 film Braveheart takes place on the battlefield before the hand-to-hand combat takes place. In a rousing speech, Scotsman William Wallace challenges his troops to stay and fight. His words whip them into a frenzy.
That’s why I wanted to
call attention to an announcement made by IBM today. The company unveiled a new
experiential exhibit at INNOVENTIONS
at Epcot at the Walt Disney
World Resort, which invites guests to discover the
possibilities of building a smarter planet. The exhibit is powered by a new
Smarter Data Center, providing a real-life demonstration of optimized computing
that reduces energy costs by up to 25 percent.
Mission Critical exists to meet this need for information. If you are reading this blog, I know you are interested in improving reliability, lowering PUE, or both, at a facility. You'll probably also want to attend our special webinar series on Building a Greenfield Data Center, to be held on March 17th, April 15th, and May 13th. I'll be announcing speakers soon, but set these dates aside as I am expecting more than 4-hours of presentations from industry experts with considerable time set aside for q&a.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.