October 2021

The full issue is mailed to AIRAH members and available for members online, or the hard copy is available to purchase here for three months.




Health of a nation
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In the age of COVID-19, the built environment and environmental health are inextricably linked, writes Clive Broadbent AM, L.AIRAH
Maintaining uptime

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Data centre performance can generally be split into two categories – resilience and energy efficiency. While Ecolibrium has regularly covered the latter in great detail, the issue of resilience is under the spotlight as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

In the flow 

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The Systems Reef 2 (SR2) is an alternative to traditional ductwork that is 3D printed using recycled plastic, writes Mark Vender. Could it be the HVAC system of the future?

Hats off 

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A former millinery and dye works factory has undergone a stunning conversion into a contemporary workspace and head office for global property group Goodman.

Rise and shine 

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These leading individuals, projects and products have raised the bar for our industry, and shone a light on the vital work we do. Meet the AIRAH Awards finalists of 2021.

Moderating the Impact of Integrating Water-Cooled Servers Into Data Centres

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The primary cooling method for IT equipment housed inside the world’s data centres involves use of air cooling. This trend may be shifting to liquid cooling as customers of IT equipment are increasingly being driven by scientific computing to support artificial intelligence (AI) and high performance computing (HPC). With each new generation of IT equipment, manufacturers are being pushed to increase their processing capability.

By Roger Schmidt, Mark Steinke and Austin Shelnutt