CSE Data Center Roundtable
The design and delivery of data centers across the globe continues at a rapid pace. As this sector flourishes and net-zero remains one of the key drivers, environmental, social and governance plans are central to mission critical engineers to design more efficient building engineering solutions.
Forbes has cited a Techspot article, reporting that data centers consume more than 205 terawatt hours of electricity every year; surpassing the annual energy usage of Ireland, Denmark or South Africa. With the number of Internet of Things devices increasing, technology industries are on pace to account for anywhere between 7% to 20% of global energy demands by 2030.
Last year, experts indicated sustainability and efficiency would top the list of data center trends.
Robert Sty, Tech Director at HDR participated in a roundtable discussion organized by Consulting-Specifying Engineer, exploring various trends within the mission critical and data center sectors. Robert's commentary includes trends on sustainability, ESG, codes, standards, design, electrical systems, HVAC, automation and controls.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer has published a series of articles following the discussion:
- What do you need to know about making data centers sustainable?
- What do you need to know about the codes, standards relevant to data centers?
- What do you need to know about designing data centers?
- What do you need to know about electrical, power systems in data centers?
- What do you need to know about designing HVAC systems in data centers?
- What do you need to know about automation and controls in data centers?
- What do you need to know about designing fire and life safety in data centers?