DLB Associates views The Green Grid as a key player in the efficient data center industry, and participates as a Contributor Member to help TGG continue its contributions to the whole IT sector. DLB began collaborating with TGG even before joining the organization. DLB founder, Don Beaty, was a co-founder of the ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9 which sets environmental specifications for data center temperatures and humidity. As a result of TGG’s work in promoting free cooling, TC 9.9 made modifications to their specifications to encourage end users to build and operate more efficient data centers.
DLB personnel, including Don Beaty, and CTO Mark Monroe have participated in many TGG Forums, Committees, and Work Groups. Mark, who previously served as TGG Executive Director, is currently participating in the Metrics and Measurement Work Group, the Data Center Energy Allocation Task Force, and in other Technical Committee work. Additionally, DLB Associates recently participated in the joint publication of the book, PUE: A Comprehensive Examination of the Metric, coordinating editing between The Green Grid and alliance member ASHRAE, and working with ASHRAE’s publications department to get the book to print.
About DLB Associates:
For more than 30 years, DLB Associates has provided consulting engineering services relating to planning, designing, and solving complex problems in all of the technical aspects of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, solar systems, fire suppression systems, SCADA, security systems, instrumentation and control systems engineering, and energy optimization. The DLB staff, which includes over 130 people, are accustomed to a fast-paced, accessible and responsive work environment. The firm is active globally and has provided services for mission critical facilities throughout the world. DLB’s experience extends to the design, commissioning, and operations support services of thousands of mission critical projects for a wide variety of large and small data center clients including eight of the largest Google data center campuses worldwide. For more information, visit: www.dlbassociates.com.
Participant Feature: Roger Tipley
Roger Tipley works as a Senior Engineering Strategist in Hewlett-Packard's Enterprise Servers and Networking business unit. As a systems architect, he leads projects to manage power consumption and improve the energy efficiency of enterprise-class information technology products. For the past 27 years he has been honing his skills in the design of high-speed circuitry and computer systems. In 2004, Roger turned his sights onto optimized solutions for server and data center power and cooling. He contributes to industry associations as a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Roger currently serves as a Board Member for The Green Grid. He has been instrumental in organizing The Green Grid’s efforts in China, and is involved in many Committees and Work Groups. He also represents the organization as a speaker at industry conferences and events around the globe.
Why Are You Involved In The Green Grid?
“I am proud of our past accomplishments, and I’m invested in the future success of projects in the Green Grid that enable data centers all over the world to economically provide right-sized capacity with the least impact on natural resources. I plan to continue my pursuit of energy efficient and resource-effective information technology through our collaborative efforts in The Green Grid."