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IT Industry Looks to Escape the Heat

More efficient cooling towers help keep data centers and server farms cool year round.
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 When it comes to energy, data centers are faced with a serious dilemma.  


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Toward a Greener Shade of Data Center

Relying on a broad set of sustainable MEP solutions, a West Coast data center looks to exemplify “the new norm.”
By David R. Macaulay
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 Data center design still places a premium on security, redundancy and uptime.  


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Helping Hand

By Rick Osbaugh
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Tenacity and collaboration bring a low-energy retrofit to the NSIDC.


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Raised Flooring Gets Cooler

New in-floor cooling solutions meet energy efficiency challenges in data center environments.
By Daniel Kennedy
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New in-floor cooling solutions meet energy efficiency challenges in data center environments.
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Aircraft Manufacturer Goes on Green Heating Mission

Solar air heating saves $5,000 in natural gas and cuts CO2 emissions by 16 tons annually for this research and development facility.
By John Parris Frantz
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Solar air heating saves $5,000 in natural gas and cuts CO2 emissions by 16 tons annually for this research and development facility.
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Increase Data Center Efficiency with Grooved Pipe Technology

In larger data centers, the most cost-effective method of cooling is a chilled water system. Grooved mechanical piping technology provides a reliable and efficient piping system.
By David L. Hudson
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In larger data centers, the most cost-effective method of cooling is a chilled water system. Grooved mechanical piping technology provides a reliable and efficient piping system.
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Sustainable Data Centers: A Global Commitment

With energy consumption by data centers growing every year, it is apparent that an increased focus on sustainability cannot wait; it must happen now.
By Ali Moinuddin
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With energy consumption by data centers growing every year, it is apparent that an increased focus on sustainability cannot wait; it must happen now.
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Coloring Data Centers Green

Strategies to truly increase sustainability while avoiding greenwashing.
By Christopher Johnston, PE
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Strategies to truly increase sustainability while avoiding greenwashing.
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The Case for Modular Central Plants

How MCPs deliver efficient, cost-effective uptime protection in mission-critical facilities.
By Michael McGraw
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For a growing number of mission-critical facilities, such as data centers, the number one challenge today is uptime.
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Low-Cost Cool

By R. Stephen Spinazzola, PE, LEED AP
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Data Center Cooling is using cooling plant optimization elements that can produce significant savings in energy usage during the life of the facility.
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