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Data Center World 2023

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Data Center World: Sustainable, Hyperscale Data Center Ecosystem– Design & Deliver Best Practices

Don Mitchell  (Mission Critical Division Manager, OpenComputeProject, Victaulic)

John Gross  (Owner, JM Gross Engineering)

Trenton Thornock  (Founder | Managing Member, Wyoming Hyperscale White Box)

Sam Allen  (Director of Mission Critical, Burns & McDonnell)

Location: Room 8ABC

Date: Tuesday, May 9

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Pass Type: Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member, All Access- Omdia, All Access- Workshop

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Advanced

Sustainability is now a key design criteria for data centers and the ecosystem that supports them. Integration of sustainable practices in operation, construction, delivery, and energy stream management is creating a new category of "sustainable, hyperscale, data center ecosystems" where liquid cooled ITE, heat reuse, and energy innovation create a zero water use + carbon negative data center environment.

This session’s discussion will provide a review of OpenCompute Project best practices and reference designs in liquid cooling, integration of heat reuse applications, and carbon reduction applications with a case study example of success in action.

OpenCompute Cooling Environments Project is a collaboration of the global IT industry, creating guidance, reference designs, and best practices to enable deployment of liquid cooled ITE (immersion, cold-plate and door HX) and data center heat reuse.

Wyoming Hyperscale White Box provides a case study that has contributed to OCP and demonstrates best practices in deploying liquid cooled ITE at scale, with optimized efficiency, sustainability, and minimized cost.


  • Best practices in sustainable construction – DfMA, minimized jobsite carbon and waste reduction
  • Data centers as a sustainable energy ecosystem – zero carbon energy sources + carbon offset from energy reuse = negative carbon footprint
  • Liquid Cooled ITE as a new standard practice — OpenComputeProject advances