Rob Goodfellow, vice president of marketing at Dynamic Air Quality Solutions (, says:

Managers interested in conserving energy and operating costs have probably already replaced old incandescent light bulbs with new energy-saving bulbs. So what’s next? It’s not as obvious as lighting, but it can be just as helpful to the bottom line: filtration. Especially in data center environments where tiny unseen particles can cause damage to expensive hardware.

For an industry that often requires millions of dollars to maintain supercomputers utilizing only the most cutting-edge technology, it takes surprisingly little to destroy a data center facility: Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is at the top of the list. Poor IAQ systems can also be the largest detriment to operational expenses. Dynamic Air Quality Solutions V8 Air Cleaning Systems are an ideal solution for data centers, ensuring they no longer need to choose between air quality and efficiency.

According to a new report from Pike Research, the decision to lower costs by improving efficiency is a popular one for data centers, especially as energy prices continue to rise. The report indicates that the investment in greener data centers will experience rapid growth over the next five years, increasing from $7.5 billion in global revenue to $41.4 billion by 2015, or about 28 percent of the total data center market. Data center managers looking to grow and move with the trending market can do so comfortably with Dynamic Air Cleaners.

Historically, filter efficiency has been at odds with energy efficiency. This is not the case today. Dynamic Air Cleaners have the ability to improve IAQ and reduce electricity costs simultaneously by reducing fan energy through a lower system static pressure drop (resistance to airflow). The higher the pressure drop, the harder the HVAC system motor works to deliver the required air flow. A reduction in static pressure drop has a tremendous impact on energy costs. Filter media like those used in the Dynamic V8 Air Cleaning System produce pressure drops that are far lower than high-efficiency passive filters, while still maintaining high dust loading capacities. In the case of the Dynamic V8, it also means measuring filter change-out intervals in years instead of months. That’s a lot of operational savings.

“The tradeoff has always been between better air quality and more energy use,” said Duke Wiser, president of Dynamic Air Quality Solutions. “We design Dynamic Air Cleaners so a choice no longer has to be made. Our air cleaners use two-thirds less energy, require less maintenance and provide the highest level of indoor air quality available to protect data center assets and components, keeping them running efficiently.”