Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, February 29 to March 6: warm water for data center cooling, benefits and considerations of humidification, updates to ASHRAE 90.1, more

Articles about warm water for data center cooling, benefits and considerations of humidification, updates to ASHRAE 90.1, electrical systems and data center efficiency, and class A office building system design were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, February 29 to March 6. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Ksenia Avrakhova March 7, 2016

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Feb. 29 to Mar. 6, covered warm water for data center cooling, benefits and considerations of humidification, updates to ASHRAE 90.1, electrical systems and data center efficiency, and class A office building system design. Link to each article below.

1. Using warm water for data center cooling

There are many ways to cool a data center. Engineers should explore the various cooling options and apply the solution that’s appropriate for the application.

2. There’s water (vapor) in the air: benefits and considerations of humidification

While too much or too little humidity may cause discomfort for or even impose certain risks on some people, just the right amount can be beneficial. Relative humidity ranging from 30 to 60% is recommended for the prevention and treatment of disease as noted in the 2012 ASHRAE HANDBOOK-HVAC Systems and Equipment.

3. Updates to ASHRAE 90.1

An update of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 looks at building envelope, HVAC, plumbing, lighting, and elevators and escalators. The bulk of the article will focus on the 2013 edition, with a look at 2016 addenda that are already approved.

4. Your questions answered: Electrical systems and data center efficiency

Electrical systems play an important role in data center energy efficiency. Questions not answered in the Feb. 18, 2016, webcast are addressed here.

5. Class A office building system design: HVAC

Class A office buildings are among the toughest projects an engineer can work on-complex structures, demanding clients, and advanced technology. HVAC systems are a key component of these office buildings.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, February 29 to March 6, for articles published within the last two months.

– Ksenia Avrakhova, production coordinator, CFE Media, kavrakhova@cfemedia.com.