September 2016 7×24 Central VA Chapter Recap

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Please join us for our 2016 Fall Event!


(Pre-Registration Required)


Location – Capital One West Creek (Commons Building)

Date – Thursday, September 29th

Time – 4pm – 6pm


Networking,”beverages” and appetizers to follow!


Speaker – Vali Sorrell

Syska Hennessy Group

Chief HVAC Engineer for Critical Facilities

Vali Sorell has over 30 years of experience as an HVAC design engineer, with more than half of those years

involved exclusively in the design of data centers. Within Syska Hennessy’s Critical Facilities Group, Vali is the

Chief HVAC Engineer and the lead technical manager. He is responsible for developing the concepts and

innovations on a wide range of data center projects throughout Syska’s portfolio. He has authored many technical

papers on best practices in mission critical design, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences such as

7×24 Exchange, Datacenter Dynamics, Critical Facilities Summit, and AFCOM.

Vali is a long-time member of ASHRAE TC-9.9 “Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces, & Electronic

Equipment,” and now serves on SPC 90.4, the new ASHRAE standards committee tasked with developing an

energy code specific to data centers.

Vali has degrees in Genetics from McGill University in Montreal and in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia

University in New York.





Combining Data Center Metrics for the Most Critical Resources – Energy and Water

Water is becoming an increasingly scarce and critical resource for Data Centers.

The Data Center industry has responded in kind with guidelines and metrics to assist in determining a Data Center’s water efficiency.

Unfortunately, the use of these metrics does not represent the true picture of the consumption of all resources, especially water and energy.

This presentation will look at an alternate methodology and metric to assist Data Center designers and owners in making the most appropriate design selections while creating a link between energy consumption and water consumption.


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