A path to modernize the infrastructure of a data center facility As 2020 begins, we have likely noticed that the many components of the data center infrastructure have aged past their warranties and software management tools no longer echo the reality of the actual systems.  Along with this the ongoing operations & maintenance (O&M) grows…

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In the United States there are two main documents that pertain to energy.  The main one is the model code International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), developed by the International Code Council.  47 states have adopted it, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The other is Standard 90.1,…

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When do you need to have seismic rated equipment?  Should you have all equipment rated for an earthquake or just redundant equipment?  What equipment would be rated for a seismic event?  Of course the answer to these questions is – it depends. The need for seismic rated equipment depends on the level of risk that…

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Over the years I have learned a lot about business and the messaging components.  I have learned that there is a lot that goes into the process, from raw research to how communications firms translate that information to an informative message.  Having a business unit behind you to do all of this is a great…

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I thought I’d provide a few highlights from what I learned and heard at the ASHRAE 2012 Winter meeting in Chicago. ASHRAE has gone through some rebranding, including a new logo & tagline: Shaping Tomorrow’s Built Environment Today. Of data center interest: Technical Committee 9.9 (http://tc99.ashraetcs.org/) had two meetings at the conference; for more information it…

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