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Chatsworth Products’ Containment Solutions Help Data Centers Meet Calif.’s New Title 24 Law
Updates Require Containment to be in Place in Newly Constructed Data Centers

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., June 30, 2014 – As of July 1, California’s Building Efficiency Standards now include energy efficiency guidelines specifically for data centers. Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) Aisle Containment Solutions can help companies comply with this new requirement.

Commonly known as Title 24, the law targets zero net energy use in commercial buildings by 2030. Another requirement in the Title 24 update is that newly constructed, high-density data centers should include some form of airflow containment.
Properly managing airflow in the data center is no longer an option, it’s a requirement. When air recirculates and bypasses freely in the facility, server inlet temperatures change inadvertently, which not only damages equipment over time, but it also results in more electricity being spent on cooling.

“If they really want to be green, data center designers need to beat the 2013 Standards design by 15 percent,” Joe Loyer, a mechanical engineer at the California Energy Commission stated.

“The performance specification for our aisle containment solutions is one of, if not, the best in the industry, so achieving this 15 percent improvement in efficiency is not a problem for our customers,” says Samuel Rodriguez, CPI Product Manager of Cabinet & Thermal Solutions.

CPI Aisle ContainmentWith CPI Aisle Containment Solutions, it is possible to achieve “free cooling” in the data center by isolating, redirecting and recycling hot exhaust air. CPI Aisle Containment Solutions allow data center operators to:

  • Eliminate hot spots
  • Effectively utilize 100 percent of supplied air and reduce chilled air waste
  • Improve CRAC efficiency because of higher supply-to-return temperature differences 
  • Allow increased room temperature and higher set points on cooling equipment and chilled water temperatures as per ASHRAE guidelines, resulting in less electricity consumption using low-cost economizers

CPI’s full line of containment solutions is available in four standard configurations in hot aisle containment (HAC) or cold aisle containment (CAC) environments, each addressing the most pressing data center cooling needs, including ones that can be completely customized on site.

For more detailed information about CPI Aisle Containment Solutions, visit our solutions page.

About Chatsworth Products 
At Chatsworth Products (CPI), it is our mission to address today’s critical IT infrastructure needs with products and services that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communication technology. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customization that will give you a competitive advantage. At CPI, our passion works for you. With over two decades of engineering innovative IT physical layer solutions for the Fortune 500 and multinational corporations, CPI can respond to your business requirements with unequaled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. Headquartered in the United States, CPI operates from multiple sites worldwide, including offices in Mexico, Canada, China, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CPI’s manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Asia and Europe.

CPI is listed with the General Services Administration (GSA) under Federal Supply Schedule IT 70. Products are also available through GSA Advantage and through Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), including GSA Connections and NITAAC-ECS III (www.chatsworth.com/gov).

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