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BICSI releases two international data center standards & data center specialty manual

The Essentials of Data Center Projects provides a holistic view of an overall data center project.

May 9, 2019  

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BICSI has released new and updated data center publications:

  • ANSI/BICSI 002-2019, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices
  • BICSI 009-2019, Data Center Operations and Maintenance Best Practices
  • Essentials of Data Center Projects (EDCP), 1st edition, specialty manual

Revised to reflect recent data center and technology trends, ANSI/BICSI 002 continues to be the source for data center design from the enterprise to the edge.

Written by industry professionals, this standard not only lists what a data center requires, but also provides ample recommendation on the best methods of implementing a design. This new version includes additions to heat rejection and cooling systems, provisioning of Lithium-ion batteries, colocation planning, support for Open Compute Project concepts and infrastructure, and expansion of the commissioning process.

dataBICSI’s 009 standard is the first open-consensus standard providing more than a framework for data center operation policies and practices. The material reflects operational experience from a wide variety of data center owners, operators, designers and consultants—from small enterprise to large hyperscale colocation data centers, and everything in-between.


The EDCP provides a holistic view of the overall data center project, from conceptualization to planning, implementation and project closeout. As the complexity of a data center continues to increase, so does the project that enables its construction. This first-ever specialty manual provides the underlying knowledge necessary for data centers great and small.

More information on BICSI’s data center program and the Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) credential visit

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