Don Beaty Speaks at 7x24 Canada

We are excited to announce Don Beaty as our Guest Speaker for our Canadian 7 x 24 Exchange event. Don Beaty started DLB Associates Consulting Engineers in 1980. The firm is actve globally and has provided services for mission critical facilities in over 35 states and throughout the world. DLB’s experience includes over 4GW (GIGAWATTS) of critical (IT) power, data center campuses that total over 4,500 ACRES and thousands of mission critical projects with a combined raised floor (white space) area of over 16 MILLION square feet.

DLB have provided design, commissioning and operations support services for a wide variety of large and small data center clients including ten of the largest Google data center campuses worldwide.

While the data center industry is global, Don is also very active globally having presented in 70 cities in 28 unique countries over the past decade. Don is an ASHRAE Fellow, has served in leadership positions on ASHRAE committees on energy, equipment performance, and data centers. He was the co-founder and first chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee TC 9.9 (Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment) and, has been a major contributor to over 10 data center books. He continues to be a major driving force on TC 9.9.

The Spring Chapter Session was held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for an informative and thought provoking Luncheon. The session's intention was to gather members of the chapter to network and learn more about Efficiency within Data Centres. Our guest speaker, Don Beaty, President of DLB Associates and the Co-Founder and First Chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee TC 9.9 presented an engaging and educational presentation on Saving Energy Reliability. Don also outlined the importance of understanding the impact of operating temperatures on both energy and uptime, which included understanding published data by ASHRAE TC 9.9 about server failure due to temperature.

Our Chapter President, Vello Ehvert of Ehvert Mission Critical also presented a case study on The Challenges of Building Highly Efficient & Available Data Centres in City Centres. This case study gave insight into "real life" situations and efficient solutions when working on projects in the city.