Data Centers

Designing A More Energy Efficient Data Center

Date Added: Nov 2009
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As with commercial building projects, creating sustainable data centers requires integrating ideas and objectives for building systems and sharing a vision with all of the project's stakeholders from day one. Success in achieving sustainable goals is driven by sensible decisions made early in facility programming, when the sizing of HVAC equipment, positioning of data center equipment, location and sizing of air openings and orchestration of large-scale airflow patterns are the most flexible. While some strategies may drive a higher first cost, they will lower operating cost over the facility's lifetime if they are properly applied.