Don Beaty started DLB Associates Consulting Engineers in 1980. DLB’s global experience includes over 4,000 MW) 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 hyperscale.

Don is an ASHRAE Fellow, an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, and 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 12 data center books. He continues to be a major driving force on TC 9.9.