Faculty Advisor

Cewe-Malloy, Leffi E

Faculty Advisor

Elovitz, Kenneth M.

Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Faculty Advisor

Rahbar, Nima

Abstract

Data centers use a significant amount of energy and indirectly produce greenhouse gases which have a major impact on the environment. Architecture 2030 is a challenge to new buildings to build 100% carbon neutral buildings by the year 2030. The design achieved by this project can make headway in the right direction. The energy consumption of data centers can be dramatically reduced by implementing modern technology and rethinking the engineering behind traditional data centers. This is achieved by analyzing the traditional data center designs, and determining where the highest energy loses can be reduced and recouped. Techniques implemented include using liquid immersed servers, phase changing material infused building components, Stirling engines, and air-side economizers.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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