Intelligent Controls: Challenges, Trouble Spots in Critical Facilities
Start Time: 9/30/2014 3:30:00 PM
End Time: 9/30/2014 5:00:00 PM
Implementing intelligent controls can be among the most economical and easily implemented energy efficiency strategies in a critical facility. Operators can identify equipment in use that isn't supporting core services and eliminate stranded capacity in the process. Adding controls to the power systems can boost UPS efficiency, and lighting controls offer the opportunity to improve light levels as well as match occupancy schedules.
But the very controls system that can provide so much efficiency can also underperform, especially if a facility manager doesn't fully identify the technical requirements of the system, its applications and user interface. Facility executives who have a clear grasp of the controls system's size and key features have a much higher chance of ensuring an efficient, cost-effective system that maximizes energy savings and boosts efficiency throughout the data center, hospital, lab or other 7x24 facility.
1. Review basic controls strategies that every data center should have in place
2. Understand higher level control system functions and how they can benefit a mission critical building
3. Learn how controls contribute to energy savings and sustainability
4. Analyze how to best match building controls to a data center's systems, size and scope