One Strategy Data Center Designers Should Always Explore
May 29, 2015
How can data center designers create buildings that use less energy, reduce construction costs and allows room for growth?
With Airflow Containment—the ability to isolate, redirect and recycle hot exhaust air that has revolutionized the idea of “free cooling” within the data center. The energy-saving benefits are so convincing, state and federal governments in the United States are increasingly requiring the use of airflow containment in data centers as a way to mitigate energy consumption in one of the most energy-consuming environments.
“Data centers are trending towards energy efficiency not to be green, but to save money. Case in point: containment. Done with thought and planning, it absolutely works,” says Joe Loyer, a mechanical engineer at the California Energy Commission. “The question is not whether containment saves energy and money, but how much money it saves and how soon the return of investment can be realized,” he adds.
As the pioneer in Passive Cooling® technology, Chatsworth Products (CPI) can help designers plan and execute energy-efficient data centers. Our Passive Cooling Solutions help data centers achieve the internationally recognized Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED promotes sustainable design and construction practices to ensure measurable energy efficiencies are achieved and huge money savings in the long run.
CPI can contribute 12-20 credits in the areas of advanced energy metering, low-emitting materials, interior lighting and optimized energy performance towards these certification levels. CPI does not necessarily deliver these credits in a vacuum, but in conjunction with associated design elements.
With a LEED certification, your data center is automatically recognized as environmentally friendly with proven low-cost operating structure.
To find out more about our Energy Efficient Solutions, go here.