Free Cooling Fundamentals for Data Centers

Buildings VIP, May 2014

Increasing your data center’s efficiency could be as easy as letting in some fresh air. Free cooling provided by an economizer system can supplement your current practices by reducing the amount of work shouldered by CRAC units and other equipment, but not every climate is a good candidate. Could your facility be a good fit?

Learning Obejectives include:

  1. Understand the different types of economizers.
  2. Learn how free cooling contributes to energy efficiency and acceptable temperatures in data centers.
  3. See best practices for year-round economizer operation.
  4. Weigh the benefits of economizers with the potential drawbacks.