Don Beaty started DLB Associates Consulting Engineers in 1980. The firm is active globally and has provided services for mission critical facilities in over 35 states and throughout the world. DLB’s experience includes over 4GW (GIGAWATTS) of critical (IT) power, data center campuses that total over 4,500 ACRES and thousands of mission critical projects with a combined raised floor (white space) area of over 16 MILLION square feet.
DLB have provided design, commissioning and operations support services for a wide variety of large and small data center clients including ten of the largest Google data center campuses worldwide.
While the data center industry is global, Don is also very active globally having presented in 70 cities in 28 unique countries over the past decade. Don is an ASHRAE Fellow, has served in leadership positions on ASHRAE committees on energy, equipment performance, and data centers. He was the co-founder and first chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee TC 9.9 (Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment) and, has been a major contributor to over 10 data center books. He continues to be a major driving force on TC 9.9.