Bringing High-Performance Building Principles into the Data Center
June 18, 2015
high-performance building can have a variety of meanings depending on your
In a recent “Building Operating Management” magazine article, author Joe Flynn writes that many
facility managers are reducing the size of individual work areas, using smaller
furniture elements and taking advantage of natural lighting in an effort to
maximize real estate and minimize materials used.
attributes this in part to the momentum triggered by the U.S. Green Building
Council (USGBC) and LEED® certification, which makes green design a requirement
rather than a luxury.
years ago, Chatsworth Products (CPI) introduced “Simply Efficient™,” a concept
that embodied its commitment to supporting companies pursuing green design
within the data center environment.
Efficient describes CPI’s approach to supporting heat-generating equipment
within a cabinet, often without the need for additional CRAC units, in-row air conditioners or liquid cooling solutions. The solution
focuses on managing airflow through complete containment at the cabinet level.
Hot exhaust air is removed from the rear of the cabinet and funneled into the
ceiling’s plenum using a vertical exhaust duct. Hot and cold air are not allowed
to mix, eliminating hot spots
effectiveness of CPI’s Passive Cooling® Solution has been proven over and over
again in data centers around the world. Two examples include:
Systems (TCS), a wireless provider, overcame the problem of limited power availability
and became one of the most efficient data centers in the Pacific Northwest. TCS
earned two ASHRAE awards and averages a PUE of 1.15.
Read the case study.
a provider of cable, phone and Internet services, achieved Uptime Institute™
Tier III certification in Design and Facility
and became LEED Gold certified, making it only
one of five data centers in the entire world to acquire two of the industry’s
most prestigious honors. Read the case study.
cooling at the cabinet level, a data center manager has the ability to easily
increase or decrease the amount of cabinets, which makes the most of valuable
data center floor space – a benefit that any facility manager can appreciate.
Additionally, other forms of containment often require additional materials and
time, which increases cost.
technical staff have helped customers implement solutions to meet very specific
requirements. Thorough planning and CFD modeling helps ensure high performance
results. Give CPI the opportunity to make your data center a success by contacting a local sales manager.