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: Ted Brown
Ted Brown works as the Data Center Efficiency Program Manager at Seattle City Light. In this role he leads the development of utility incentives for efficiency measures in data centers and Information Technology equipment. Ted also provides technical assistance to Energy Management Analysts to support development of data center conservation projects. Seattle City Light has been active in promoting energy efficiency for over 30 years and has provided almost $7 million in incentives for data center efficiency since 2009 These incentives have helped customers realize over 20 million kWh of energy savings. Ted has worked for Seattle City Light since 2008, and has been involved in commercial energy efficiency in the Pacific Northwest area for the past 15 years.
Ted has contributed to The Green Grid’s Utility Task Force since its inception four years ago. He was a key author of White Paper #38: Understanding and Engaging Utility Incentive Programs published in 2011. Ted currently serves as the leader for the Airflow Management Calculator project taking place in the Utility Task Force. You can learn more about the project by joining the Utility Task Force.
Why Are You Involved In The Green Grid?
“Participation in The Green Grid has been instrumental in helping Seattle City Light successfully partner with the ICT industry to improve the efficiency of data centers in our region. Membership with The Green Grid allows access to valuable original content and provides an opportunity to network with a wide variety of industry thought leaders. Through this networking I‘ve been able to help connect fellow members of The Green Grid with their utilities as well as make connections with Seattle City Light customers located in other regions. It is rewarding to be a part of an industry leading group where this type of collaboration can take place.”