To maintain comms room temperatures the usual approach is to deliver cooled air at a sufficient volume and temperature. We approach this challenge by looking at heat removal rather than cooling provision, drastically reducing the amount of power required to maintain a stable environment.
A recent project involved 54 server racks, with this method of temperature control resulting in a 10% reduction in plant power consumption.
We employ an innovative LED lighting solution for comms rooms, with the space being powered entirely by the IT equipment itself. This makes the room effectively free to light.
Full IP control is available to these systems from any desktop on the network, as well as traditional controls such as motion sensing. This is a significant step towards greener buildings in an increasingly environmentally aware world.
A room's location within a building is a major deciding factor when considering the design of a comms room. Generally speaking, it's important to choose a room that sits central within the building, away from exterior walls, top floors or ground floors.
Not only will this help to protect the comms room and equipment in the event of floods, leaks or condensation, a central room is also more conveniently placed in relation to the surrounding rooms when considering the infrastructure logistics.