Consulting-Specifying Engineer, November 2012 (Archived) — The continually evolving Smart Grid is becoming an automated, widely distributed power delivery network characterized by a two-way flow of electricity and information. As the Smart Grid grows, new technologies emerge that enable concepts to become reality. However, transformers are one of the Smart Grid’s weak spots because few […]
Building Operating Management, May 2012 (Archived) — 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 […]
Building Operating Management, April 2011 (Archived) — This webcast provides not only an overview of the necessary considerations in developing high-availability– and green — facility infrastructures, but also addresses the role of short- and long-term sustainability planning and its impact upon data center financial liabilities. Learn about emerging trends, options and alternatives in data center […]
Thursday, February 3, 2011 1:00 PM, Central Standard Time The emergence of the smart grid will have three substantial impacts on data centers. One will be the need for more data centers to support the massive amounts of information and data processing that the smart grid will engender for utilities, energy service providers, and marketers. […]
With more than 3500 employees and six computerized service centers in Massachusetts, London, and Tokyo, Putnam Investments has invested in emergency/backup power systems for all its facilities to assure continuity of service to its customers.
Healthcare Network Offers Glimpse of the Future of Backup Power Bassett Healthcare, based in Cooperstown, New York, is noteworthy not only for its top-quality patient care, but also for its self-sufficiency. With more than 270 physicians on the payroll (an unusual closed-group practice), Bassett operates a teaching hospital, a research institute, and a network of […]
Recent changes to the National Electrical Code® (NEC) require the selective coordination of overcurrent protective devices at hospitals and other mission-critical facilities. Transfer switches with 30-cycle closing and withstand ratings dramatically simplify designing to that requirement.
With daily advances in information technology and other processes and services, the world is becoming a more complicated and power-hungry place. Many industries and services have become increasingly more dependent on a continuous, uninterrupted supply of electric power. However, a continually shrinking electric generation margin reduces the reliability of utility-provided power.
Building Operating Management, March 2010 (Archived) In this 75-minute Webcast presented by Bill Kosik, energy and sustainability director for HP Critical Facilities Services, attendees will learn the fundamentals of ensuring a reliable, energy-efficient data center, including: the latest on the Energy Star standard for data centers; a review of current benchmarks, including power usage effectiveness (PUE) […]