HVAC for Data Centers

Air Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Exam for Continuing Education Units

1 AIA CES accredited LU available for attendees

You must get 8 of 10 questions correct to pass the exam. You may retake the exam if necessary. You will be notified whether you passed or failed automatically after taking the exam. Upon passing the exam, you will be able to download the completion certificate immediately.


HVAC for Data Centers

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Exam Question 1 *

Compliance with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 can alternately be used to show compliance with IECC-2012.

Exam Question 2 *

Climate has little effect on HVAC system energy consumption and PUE.

Exam Question 3 *

Which one of the following is prohibited by 2013 State of California Title 24: Building Energy Efficiency Standards?

Water economizers
Non-adiabatic humidification (e.g. steam, infrared)
Air-cooled chillers
Exam Question 4 *

There are significant differences in the effectiveness of economizers (air, water, indirect, evaporative, etc.) based on the climate type.

Exam Question 5 *

Which one of the following is an advantage gained by elevating IT supply air temperatures?

Increased dehumidification
Better working conditions in hot aisles
Increased hours of economization
Exam Question 6 *

At low IT loads, it really is not possible to exceed a PUE of 2.0.

Exam Question 7 *

The local climate has very little effect on the energy gains realized by elevating IT supply air temperatures.

Exam Question 8 *

Generally, the reliability of a data center cooling system will impact the overall energy efficiency.

Exam Question 9 *

IT equipment, specifically servers, has really reached their limit in energy efficiency and really hasn’t changed much over the last 5 years.

Exam Question 10 *

In which climate would a design with an air-side economizer and elevated IT supply air temperatures benefit the most?

Hot and dry (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Warm and humid (Charlotte, N.C.)
All of the above