Cut Your Data Center’s Cooling Costs

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Return to BUILDINGSVIP home pageCooling is a massive energy hog for a data center, eating up a large share of the operations budget. But tweaks to your HVAC system and daily operations can dramatically reduce your cooling costs. How much can your facility save?


Learning Objectives
  • Understand ASHRAE’s temperature recommendations.
  • Recognize the differing benefits of CRAC and close-coupled cooling.
  • Learn your options for humidity control and humidification type.
  • See how free cooling and containment can reduce expenses and PUE.



Charles B. Kensky, PE
Executive Vice President


Charles Kensky is Executive Vice President at Bala Consulting Engineers. He has over twenty years of experience in project management, and HVAC engineering design for numerous Data Centers, including mission critical facilities for global business leaders Hewlett Packard, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and many financial firms. Chuck is a LEED Accredited Professional, and has been involved with the U.S. Green Building Council since the pilot phase in the late 1990s.

Chuck has presented nationally and locally on Data Center and green building design to numerous institutions, as well as professional and trade organizations. He has published many articles in engineering trade magazines on topics including data center design, green building design, and HVAC system design. Chuck holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed in engineer in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Connecticut and Wisconsin.