Power Utility in the Data Center

By Dan Fanning The power for a data center, as with everything else, comes from its electric utility. The utility generates power from any number of burning and turning means. The utility then distributes the power across the transmission network to its customers. Our concern at EDI focuses mainly on electrical capacity and the reliable delivery of the power the client needs to run the data center. In this article, we are not going to concern ourselves with specifics of…


Smart Buildings of the Future


By Mark McComb The term “Smart Building” is used quite frequently to describe a facility that is energy “conscious” and can adapt to the changing needs of the occupants as well as the changing availability of the required energy to operate the building. By definition, a truly intelligent building should be able to vary its state or action in response to fluctuating situations, changing requirements, and past experience. This is the future of smart buildings, and it relates to…