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    5G? Edge Computing? Liquid Cooling? Questions from CAPRE Boston

    July 11, 2019

    I probably heard the term “5G” mentioned over 50 times at CAPRE’s Boston data center event. A hot topic for the industry, the introduction of 5G networks will impact data centers across the board, from enterprise and colos to facilities and IT. An event developed for the local Boston data center community, CAPRE featured sessions targeting current solutions or issues affecting data centers both locally and nationally. Speakers addressed topics such as the impact of 5G, how liquid cooling may play a role in future operations and whether we’ve hit capacity for new data center builds, among others. Here are some of the insights I took away from the event.

    Are You in Hot Water [Boilers]?

    June 10, 2019

    A custom-engineered hot water boiler upgrade is saving one of our Cambridge, MA-based customers over $140,000 annually. Energy services – like LED lighting upgrades, data center mechanical optimization or building management system improvements – that include boiler retrofits, are designed to be attractive to both finance and facilities teams. The best-designed energy services projects improve facility operations on site, prove back their ROI within a reasonable payback period (typically 2-5 years, though some of our best projects have come in close to 1-year payback) and of course: save energy. At this luxury condo site in Massachusetts, our energy services focused on HVAC and mechanical savings.

    Attention to Detail: HVAC in Biotech + Pharmaceutical Facilities

    May 29, 2019

    Open Protocol BMS and the Importance of Niagara N4

    April 24, 2019

    If you’re managing a facility with standard HVAC/mechanical systems, you probably have some form of a Building Management System (BMS). Like how the iPhone changed communication with its launch in 2007, BMS have fundamentally changed how you communicate with your building’s equipment. Your BMS or Building Automation System (BAS) communicate to your equipment through either open or proprietary protocols.

    Why LED Lighting Needs Custom Engineering + Agile Teams

    March 28, 2019

    Replacing old fluorescent, metal halide and incandescent fixtures with modern LED lighting and controls is, without question, a good choice for a facility upgrade. LED lighting isn’t a new technology anymore. From facility manager to CFO, your team understands the need for – and benefits of – energy efficient, LED lighting.

    5 Reasons to Tell Marketing About Your Energy Efficiency Project

    March 26, 2019

    Setting and Exceeding Kilowatt Hours Savings Goals

    February 25, 2019