Achieving Energy-Efficient Data Centers with New ASHRAE Thermal Guidelines  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


0.2 CEU

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Achieving Energy-Efficient Data Centers with New ASHRAE Thermal Guidelines explores energy
and HVAC control strategies, with an emphasis on reliability and best practices related to the new American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning (ASHRAE) 9.9 Data Center Class Guidelines for controlling temperature, and air volume in high-intensity data centers. The seminar included project examples demonstrating cost-effective operations and payback periods that result from an in-depth engineering approach.


Don Beaty, Founder, DLB Associates Consulting Engineers   

Don Beaty is a licensed professional engineer and founder of DLB Associates Consulting Engineers. Since 1980, DLB has provided services for mission critical facilities in more than 35 states and throughout the world. DLB has provided design, commissioning, and operations support services for a wide variety of large and small data center clients, including 10 of the largest Google data center campuses worldwide. Mr. Beaty is an ASHRAE Fellow and is the 2012 recipient of the ASHRAE George B. Hightower Technical Achievement Award in recognition for his TC 9.9 leadership and contribution. He has served in leadership positions on ASHRAE committees on energy, equipment performance, and data centers. Mr. Beaty was the co-founder and first chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee TC 9.9 (Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment) and has been a major contributor to over 10 data center books. He continues to be a major driving force on TC 9.9.

Will Lintner, Federal Energy Management Program   

Will Lintner is a team member of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). As such, he is responsible for facilitating the use of new energy efficiency, water, and renewable energy technologies and sustainable best practices within Federal facilities, including laboratories and data centers. In 2000, he was recognized by DOE for his contributions to reducing the department's operating costs by over $100 million per year through investments in energy efficiency retrofit projects. In 2007, he received a Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management for his contribution to the joint DOE/EPA Laboratories for the 21st Century program.

Learning Objective

By completing this course you will have a demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Develop plans to plan for and implement processes to control temperature and air volume in high intensity data centers based on new ASHRAE technical committee 9.9 information.