ASHRAE is asking for the public’s input on crafting a new data center standard.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ standard 90.4P, “Energy Standard for Data Centers,” would create minimum efficiency requirements for data centers and cover their design, construction and maintenance.
Comments are accepted through May 29.
“This standard impacts a specialized discipline so feedback from that industry is critical,” said Ron Jarnagin, chairman of the committee responsible for writing the standard. “The data center industry responded to the three public reviews thus far with more than 1,000 comments, which have guided us as we move toward publication. We are hopeful we will approve a final standard at the ASHRAE 2016 annual conference taking place this summer.”