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DatacenterDynamics DCProfessional Development

July 12, 2013 10:02 ET

DCProfessional Development Receives Industry Recognition by the American Institute of Architects

DCProfessional Development Endorsed by the Nation's Leading Professional Membership Association for Licensed Architects, Emerging Professionals, and Allied Partners Since 1857

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 12, 2013) - DCProfessional Development, the esteemed performance division of DatacenterDynamics that provides training courses and certification, announces today its endorsement and recognition by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). As of May 22, 2013, DCProfessional Development is an approved AIA training provider, with all applicable courses approved on June 10, 2013.

"Becoming an AIA Continuing Education System-approved provider is an important endorsement for both DCProfessional Development and our students," comments George Rockett, Managing Director, DCProfessional Development. "We're seeing more and more architects in our classroom and online courses, and being able to offer them valuable continuing education credits demonstrates our acknowledgement of the critical skill set they bring to the data center industry."

AIA members are required to complete 18 learning unit (LU) hours of continuing education per year for membership renewal. Of those 18 LU hours, at least 12 hours must be on Health, Safety and Welfare topics, and the remaining six hours are on a wide range of general topics. DCProfessional Development courses are on par with this requirement, including its two Health, Safety, and Welfare-based courses that include: Energy Efficiency Best Practice & Energy Cost Manager and Data Center Efficiency (one of DCProfessional Development's 16 online modules).

Before receiving its official registration by the AIA, DCProfessional Development worked to ensure that the content of its courses was suitable for both architects and engineers. All courses were duly approved by the AIA, and include:

  • Datacenter Design Awareness
  • Energy Efficiency Best Practice
  • Data Center Cooling Professional
  • Data Center Power Professional
  • Critical Operations Professional
  • Energy and Cost Manager

For more information on each course, visit:

For all 16 online course modules, visit

DCProfessional Development is able to offer 1 learning unit per each hour. For example completing all six classroom courses, the student will get a total of 35 learning units (LU).

For more information on DCProfessional Development, visit

DCProfessional Development will be onsite at the DatacenterDynamic's Converged conference on July 12th at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, at Booth #26.

About DatacenterDynamics

DatacenterDynamics, part of the DCD Group, is a premier full service B2B information provider, offering a comprehensive product and service portfolio tailored specifically for the data center industry through its divisions: Media, Events, Intelligence and Performance.

The Media Division features the world's only global publication for the data center market, DatacenterDynamics FOCUS Magazine, along with multimedia offerings, webinars, and a renowned awards program recognizing innovation in the industry.

The Events Division incorporates DatacenterDynamics core event offering, the Converged conference series presently running in 48 locations around the globe, along with FOCUSOn and Intelligence Seminars.

The Intelligence Division offers an array of market research, business intelligence, analysis and reporting services; and The Performance division provides DCProfessional Development training courses and certification.

To learn more about DatacenterDynamics and its product and service portfolio, please visit You may also follow DCD on Twitter @dcdfocus or Google+.

About the American Institute of Architects

For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to ensure the highest standards in professional practice. Embracing their responsibility to serve society, AIA members engage civic and government leaders and the public in helping find needed solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit

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