CONTRIBUTED BY: Syska Hennessy Group
February 24, 2014
Hot spots in the data center can be attributed to two main factors: A lack of cooling capacity and/or a lack of cooling delivery. Read More
Who's on first, and what are we talking about?
January 3, 2014
We submitted our event overview for AIA credits a few days ago, so I thought I'd get some more mileage out of our professional blurb-writing and share an overview with you as we get ready for "Planning Your Cooling In Critical Facilities" coming to the AHR Expo free of charge on Wednesday, January 22.Read More
Pull up a pixel and pick an acronym, any acronym …
December 23, 2013
How many blogs are there? I would suggest one too many if I am now contributing to one.Read More
From microsite to going live on-site at AHR, we’re putting the spotlight on critical environments.
December 1, 2013
Critical facilities … it’s not just about data centers, much like this magazine has evolved to be much more than our traditional dead-tree issue. Read More
Unprecedented vendor-neutral data has been brought down from the mountain on a digital tablet.
September 1, 2013
Unprecedented vendor-neutral data has been brought down from the mountain on a digital tablet. That’s helpful for data center designers, but applying a little thought and site-specific consideration can reveal the path to wisdom in areas like failure rate, noise, power draw versus temperatures, and more.Read More
Do you know what you think you know about US/EU cleanroom classifications, HEPA efficiency, and air change rules of thumb? And what does that leak really mean for performance?
August 5, 2013
Do you know what you think you know about US/EU cleanroom classifications, HEPA efficiency, and air change rules of thumb? And what does that leak really mean for performance? Read on for further tales from the road to science-based environmental control in biopharmaceutical facilities.Read More
Come to terms with the key terms, and learn how to wrestle with the cumulative effect as each component tries to edge the overall system reliability downward.
March 29, 2013
In today’s world, so-called “high-performance, sustainable” facilities are a dime a dozen. But many of these buildings rely on overly complex mechanical systems to carry out their mission.Read More
Case In Point
A new zoning system enabled History Colorado to maintain the precise temperature to keep its treasures safe.
March 29, 2013
Established in 1879, just three years after Colorado became a state, the Colorado Historical Society had long served as the state’s memory keeper, occupying a number of buildings over the course of its 133-yr history.Read More
With Hurricane Sandy fresh in our minds, let’s examine the anatomy of a recent outage’s immediate HVAC consequences as a guide toward protecting equipment in the future.
March 29, 2013
October 29 was a Monday. It was also the day that Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New York City. Around 7 p.m., Con Edison shut power off in Lower Manhattan, and it would be sometime Saturday before lights would begin to flicker back on.Read More
October 19, 2012
Since data centers are atypical in several aspects, unique BMS approaches are required to optimize their control, monitoring, and operation. Learn why it is important to know the detailed pros and cons between commercial and industrial automation system hardware, software, and instrumentation as you consider the facility’s automation design and associated costs.Read More