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Industry Roundup CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Carrier Corp. has been awarded LEED certifications for its Charlotte Chiller Operation plant and for its UT Electronic Controls facility in Huntington, Ind. The facilities are two of 11 manufacturing facilities that have LEED certification. Both certifications are for existing buildings. LONDON—A survey by the British Refrigeration Association (BRA) indicates that the UK is unprepared for the country’s R-22 deadline at the end of 2009, and could face shortages in 2010. Findings show that the R-22 sales to end users are virtually unchanged from the previous year. The report says the association has been expecting a 25% decrease. The report in RAC magazine also says the amount of the refrigerant returned for recycling also is unchanged from the previous year. LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Big Ass Fans Research and Development building has received LEED Gold certification. The 46,000 ft2 (4300 m2) building is designed to use 35% less energy and 58% less water. It also generated 51% less waste during construction, and used 9% less materials. The company’s new space is used for fan performance testing including air velocity profiles, fatigue testing of fan assemblies and components, and prototype construction. TAMPA, Fla.—Thermotech Enterprises has opened a new manufacturing facility in Tampa. It includes more than 36,000 ft2 (3300 m2) of manufacturing space and 5,500 ft2 (510 m2) of offices and conference rooms. The facility makes new and retrofit energy recovery wheels with capacities of 500 to 150,000 cfm (236 to 70 800 L/s). 8,000 ft2 operations center includes a 4,000 ft2 raised floor data center. ACT Data Center Is First to Earn LEED Platinum IOWA CITY, Iowa—ACT’s new data center is believed to be the first data center in the nation to receive a LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The company opened the data center in February 2008 and received its certification in July. The company administers the college entrance exam, among other services. ACT spokesperson, Tom Struve said sustainability drove the project. A designbuild team also focused on resiliencies and redundancies, as its data center must be secure and reliable enough to withstand a natural disaster and allow for future growth. An example, he said, is an innovative design that made geothermal viable for ACT’s data center. Boilers provide efficiency, redundancy. Geothermal also provides an extremely resilient system because the heat transfer loops are buried in the ground, and the remainder of the equipment resides within the tornado-resistant facility. As a result, the system provides a fully protected cooling source. Further, a separate highly energyefficient system incorporating dry coolers provides redundancy for the primary geothermal loop. The dry cooler system can be used as backup or when cold Iowa outdoor conditions make using it more efficient than using the ground-source system. Data Center TC Issues White Paper ATLANTA—ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment, has developed a white paper that describes the need to control airborne contaminants in data centers and to specify their recommended acceptable limits. The white paper was developed by the TC’s equipment manufacturer members in response to a recent increase in hardware failures in data centers high in sulfur-bearing gases. It recommends 6 ASHRAE Journal the monitoring and control of dust and gaseous contamination in these environments, in addition to temperature and humidity control. The TC 9.9 White Paper on Gaseous and Particulate Contamination can be downloaded for free at www.ashrae.org/ particulatewhitepaper. The ASHRAE publication Particulate and Gaseous Contamination in Datacom Environments can be purchased at www.ashrae.org/ bookstore. September 2009

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ASHRAE Journal - September 2009
Contents
Commentary
Industry News
Letters
Meetings and Shows
Getting to Net Zero
Feature Articles
How High Can You Go? Building Height and Net Zero
Lab for Learning
Solar Hot-Water Heating System: Lessons Learned
50th Anniversary—Low Pressure Steam Heating Systems
Building Sciences
Products
Emerging Technologies
People
Classified Advertising
Advertisers Index
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