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What California’s Title 24 2013 Energy Efficiency Standards Mean for Your Data Center

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Michael Bord  |  Comment (0)

California Title 24 2013 Energy Efficiency StandardsCalifornia’s Title 24 2013 energy efficiency standards will go into effect on July, 1 2014. Prior to 2013 California data centers were considered exempt from Title 24, but that’s no longer the case as most data centers will now require:

  • Economizers in small computer rooms in buildings that have economizers
  • Prohibiting reheat in computer rooms
  • Prohibiting non-adiabatic humidification in computer rooms
  • Limiting power of fan systems serving computer rooms to 27 watts/kBtuh of net sensible cooling capacity
  • Variable speed controls on all chilled water fan systems and all direct expansion (DX) systems over 5 tons serving computer rooms.
  • Containment in large, high density data centers with air-cooled computers