Inefficient operations in data centers are estimated to cost the U.S. economy $2 billion a year, according to ASHRAE.
That’s why the society says
it has released an updated compact disc full of information on building data
centers that save energy and money.
“Data Center Design and
Operation-ASHRAE Datacom Series” will allow users to search across all previous
published books in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
Air-conditioning Engineers’ Datacom series simultaneously, and print
information directly from the CD or copy or put it into another document.
The need for information is enormous, ASHRAE said. For
every dollar spent on constructing new servers, it costs another 50 cents to
power or cool them.
“ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9 has
taken the lead in the IT (information technology) and HVAC communities by
producing a series of publications that provide the necessary guidance,” said
Stephen Comstock, ASHRAE publisher. “The intent of the CD is to bring these
resources together in a format which allows for easy search and quick
access. Annual updates will be
available so users have the most current information available.”