In a recent posting on the Integrated Design GroupLinkedIn blog, Courtney O’Regan, communications director, stated that planning has begun for another slate of data center design roundtable sessions. The program, which debuted last year, is designed as “an opportunity for facilities and IT professionals to convene and discuss the latest  trends in data center design.”

The schedule is as follows:

Impacts on Data Center Design from the ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Energy Standard

The Department of Energy recently recognized ASHRAE 90.1-2010 as the new nation­al energy standard. By October 13, 2013, all states must have a commercial building code that meets the requirements of the new guidelines. Join us for a conversation on specific changes that will impact your data center design planning.

Battleof Power Distribution Strategies

Wed, Mar 14 — Breakfast Session: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

There has been much discussion about the different power distribution strategies for data centers. Integrated Design Group Principal, Dennis Julian, PE, ATD, DCEP told BICSI Magazine that 480/277 V would emerge as the new standard. Facebook echoed this conclusion at their Open Compute Summit. Learn why thought leaders are predicting a move toward 480/277 V power architecture in data centers.

How Do You Improve an Existing Data Center?

Tue, Apr 10 — Evening Session: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

This session is for the data center operator who wants controls changes that can be made in the data center immediately, at no cost and translate into instant savings. Bring your questions and suggestions regarding an effective “data center tune-up.”

What Does Modular Mean?

Tue, May 22 —  Evening Session: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

What are the different types of modular data center design and which ones are emerging as the most innovative? As a follow-up to our 2011 session, we will discuss ISO-container, true modular, and off-site construction designs. Plus Integrated Design will unveil its one-of-a-kind modular data center designs.

PUE: Location, Location, Location

Tue, Jun 19 — Breakfast Session: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Join Integrated Design Group for a discussion on why location is the big factor when it comes to determining which technologies can best be used by data centers to lower their Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).


To attend, contact O’Regan at