Q&A: The Biggest Challenges Facing Data Centers

Is Your Data Center as Smart as Your Data

June 2017 Source: Bisnow From ensuring new data centers meet ever-changing energy codes to retrocommissioning older buildings, HVAC tech experts require, as Liam Neeson would put it, a particular set of skills. Bisnow sat down with Boland's senior account executive and former senior project developer, Garay Goglio, to touch on what it takes to keep data centers up and running.

BISNOW: What do you look for when benchmarking a data center’s need for retrocommissioning, and what are the benefits?

GOGLIO: Most data centers are commissioned when built, but as time goes by, needs change. You’re talking about a building that’s been in use for a minimum of five years. The client might start noticing changes in the operation or efficiency of the building or experience a spike in their energy bills. The benefits of a retrocommissioning include improving space conditions to meet new needs; maintaining and improving uptime and reducing energy use.

BISNOW: What would you say to a data center building owner who is hesitant to pay for Intelligent Services knowing that their property would benefit from them?