Data center energy efficiency is a critical issue for facility managers today. With energy consumption sky high, and with some data centers facing energy cost increases due to looming deregulation, top management is looking to facility managers to find ways to rein in data center energy use. What’s more, energy efficiency is a key to reducing the environmental footprint of data centers - another key priority for many organizations.
Fortunately, there are many proven steps that facility managers can take to reduce energy use without jeopardizing data center reliability. At the heart of these strategies are measures to optimize the performance of mechanical systems. Data centers have a voracious appetite for cooling, but facility managers can take actions that will help control cooling costs. These steps are recommended by experts in the industry as best practices for facility managers responsible for data centers today.
This webcast will offer insights into optimizing data center cooling plant performance -- and saving on energy costs in the process. In addition, the presentation will include a review of revised energy efficiency standards for critical data centers, and how to apply them.
Stephen Spinazzola PE, LEED AP
Vice President, RTKL Associates
As Vice President and Firmwide Director of RTKL's Mission Critical Group, Steve Spinazzola offers more than 30 years of experience in both mechanical design and project management on corporate, mission-critical, educational, health and science, retail, and institutional projects. Steve holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Steve is a registered professional engineer in more than 33 states, and is co-inventor of an advanced data center cooling technology that has six patents and is currently being deployed in data centers all over the world. He specialized in HVAC design. Among Steve’s impressive list of clients are eBay, Sun Microsystems, IBM, Verizon, General Services Administration, T. Rowe Price, Cleveland Clinic, and Johns Hopkins University. His work has won numerous awards, including the Chief of Engineers Award of Excellence from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the National Ground Intelligence Center.
Steve is active in the engineering community, belonging to such professional organizations as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASRAE), American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), and Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). He is also active elsewhere -- he has participated in 3 triathlons and completed the Baltimore Marathon.
Editor, Building Operating magazine