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Thus far, this series has focused on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) energy savings method for data centers. In this article we will shift our attention to non-HVAC related  energy savings methods that can be performed in the white space. More specifically, we will be looking at IT related energy savings methods. Though admittedly I am not an IT professional, I have
been performing energy conservation assessments for a number of years had have seen these methods be successful.

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Written by: Raymond Johnson, II, PE, LEED AP, Senior Associate Principal – Director of Mission Critical

 


 

Early data center rack arrangements were often task based, where racks performing similar functions were located in close proximity to each other. There was little attention paid to where the rack inlets and discharges were placed; that is, there were no defined hot and cold aisles. When racks are arranged such that there is no defined hot and cold aisle, the hot air being discharged from the racks mixes with the air entering nearby racks, thus raising the temperature. This condition has two negative impacts.

Click below for more information on how hot aisle configuration and containment saves energy.

Written by: Raymond Johnson, II, PE, LEED AP, Senior Associate Principal – Director of Mission Critical