Data Center Energy Efficiency: Air Management  

Course ID: 
FEMP41
Duration: 
2 Hours
Level: 
Intermediate
Prerequisites: 
None
AIA Learning Units: 
2 LU | HSW
FEMP IACET: 
0.20 CEUs
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Executive Order 13693 established aggressive goals for data center energy use. This course will present best practices on energy efficiency in data centers.

This eTraining will go in depth on the energy savings opportunities in air management within the data center. This course will go in depth on hot and cold aisles, containment strategies, recirculation and bypass air, airflow restriction and congestion and alternatives to underfloor air management systems.

Instructor

Dale Sartor, Department Head, Building Applications Team, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

Dale Sartor heads the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Building Technologies Applications Team, which assists with the transfer of new and underutilized technology. He has over 35 years of professional experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy applications, including 10 years as a principal of an architecture and engineering company and 7 years as the head of LBNL’s In-House Energy Management Program.

He oversees the Federal Energy Management Program’s Center of Expertise for Data Centers. Dale has an AB in architecture and a master’s degree in business administration. He is a licensed mechanical engineer and a licensed general building contractor.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will learn to:

  • Assess the need for hot and cold aisles within the data center;
  • Identify sources of bypass and recirculation air;
  • Understand hot and cold aisle containment strategies; and
  • Determine alternative solution to underfloor airflow.
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