HBO Broadcasting Center

Project Name: HBO Broadcasting Center
Location: Hauppauge, New York
Type: Commercial Office & Data Center


This field study compared two mission-critical data rooms at HBO’s office and data center in Hauppauge, New York. 

HBO engineers installed Hydromx® in one of two 20-ton Libert units for this trial. The Server#3 room was cooled using Hydromx, and the other room, MPEG#4, was cooled using a 40/60 blend of glycol and water. The load difference between these rooms is 47.5%, with Server#3 having the larger load.


“After months of testing, I’m extremely excited to report the results were better than expected,” says HBO chief engineer Desmond Cooke. 

Overall, HBO experienced 35% energy savings with the Hydromx. A third-party monitoring company confirmed the results: an annual savings of 65,000 kWh. Hydromx slashed compressor run-time hours by an average of 46%, increasing the equipment’s life span. The CRAC units experienced 90% more free cooling hours. HBO estimates their return on investment for Hydromx installation is only 12 months.