HVAC Design Strategies to Reduce Data Center Cooling Costs

Data CentersAIA BOC BOMI

Not only are cooling costs for data centers already red hot and rising with energy prices, they are impacted by continual changes in IT equipment and racks. According to ENERGY STAR, the energy required for a data center’s cooling is 10 times greater than that required for other buildings regardless of climate region. These HVAC design strategies will show you how to reduce data center cooling costs.

Course Tuition: Free

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how HVAC equipment impacts cooling costs in data centers.
  • Examine optimal placement of cooling infrastructure and data center equipment.
  • Evaluate HVAC design options typically used in data centers.
  • See how HVAC efficiency is rated and what that means for first costs and total cost of ownership.

From our sponsors:

Scott Davis, PE, MBA, LEED AP

Vice President, Mechanical Department Director
Bala Consulting Engineers

Scott has over 30 years of experience in mechanical engineering for the life science and mission critical market; including Data Centers, NOC and emergency call centers. He has managed and supervised the engineering and design of these facilities, including programming, project scheduling, estimating and construction administration. He oversees the mechanical engineering departments in all of Bala's offices. His broad expertise in laboratory, mission critical and manufacturing spaces is a key factor for Bala's growth. Scott graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and returned to receive his MBA from Drexel as well. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and an accomplished presenter.