Appropriately enough, a good variable airflow design accommodates and refines a number of design variables. Particle monitoring strategies, minimum supply air calculation, HVAC sequencing, and space pressurization are just a few stops on the way to spotless performance.
New ideas, regulations, and equipment are making some designs outdated faster than ever. How to take in an ever-evolving landscape, take a deep breath, and provide a data center design to stay proud of? Learn about an integrated VAV approach, the only control point that really matters, and more.
So Charles Dickens, Ferris Bueller, a chicken, and a pig walk into an HVAC article … and try to sort out proper use of outdoor air in data centers. As you might imagine, it’s not simple. But if you remember these three design absolutes and consider your client’s specific perspective, the resulting efficiencies might have you singing Wayne Newton at the prospect of repeat business.
Through a flexible design incorporating radiant heating and cooling, demand ventilation, energy recovery, and VAV, Manhattan’s Cooper Union leads its class in sustainable performance in
classrooms, labs, and beyond.
Regulatory, competitive, and environmental
pressures are pushing data centers away from the traditional power sources.
Here, the author surveys the landscape and reviews one comparative study
involving CCP cogeneration and conventional electricity sources. Reducing the
carbon footprint and lessening reliance on a sometimes unreliable grid are just
two reasons to look into CCP.
Forget high-tech or
high-expense fixes for a minute. Have you tried to bump efficiency by looking
for the next aisle over, deploying a
Trim and Respond strategy, or trying the soon-to-be-famous Paper On A Stick approach?
Some of the biggest names in the data center universe think that you plant the
seeds of real savings with some mighty simple steps.
Terminal devices, pressurization, supply air, proper exhaust … those factors and more go into a well designed VAV system for sensitive lab applications. From general tips to changing details such as fabric duct elements, booster fans, and a new AMCA standard, the author equips you to succeed in one space that is no place for experimentation.
Most of us think of data centers when we think “mission critical,” but
the category goes into financial and health sectors as well. These
five phases of commissioning can provide some additional peace of
mind about performance, no matter which type of critical mission is