Bick Teaches Best Practices at Data Center World Conference

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St. Louis, MO- February 17, 2011. Bick experts will teach data center professionals how to tackle their next project effectively and how to save energy and receive incentives for doing so.
A Bick team will conduct a 5-hour Tutorial “Managing the Process (and Pitfalls) of Your Next Data Center Build-Out”. http://www.datacenterworld.com/attendees_tutorials.html  Data center build-outs require significant capital investment and along with that comes intense scrutiny. The team with over 55 combined years of mission critical facility design and construction experience will review processes that ensure successful projects and discuss Critical Success Factors that must be addressed when planning a data center build-out

They will address common challenges of data center build-outs focusing on-

  • Early Stage Collaboration and Consensus Development
  • Capacity Planning
  • Technology Evaluation
  • Budgeting

“Gaining an understanding of best practices in advance of a project can save time and avoid significant financial impact,” said Tad Davies, EVP. “Sharing experiences in a peer setting bolsters the learning process. We are delighted to share our expertise in support of AFCOM’s mission to serve data center professionals.”
Jon Jonz, who leads Bick’s Energy Efficiency Practice, will lead an Educational Session “How Your Local Utility Company Can Help Fund Your Energy Efficiency Initiatives”. http://www.datacenterworld.com/attendees_datacentermanagement.html  The session will review a case study and also focus on the process, terminology, and calculations used to identify energy conservation measures (ECMs) in most IT environments. Jonz will teach about the areas of savings recognized by DOE, DCEP, and EU standards that form the basis of most energy utility incentive programs, and the processes used to apply for these incentives.

“There is tremendous interest in energy savings today,” states Jonz. “In these capital constrained times, taking advantage of utility incentives makes great sense. The challenge is how to navigate the various programs. We’ve been successful at leading clients through the process.”