Reduced Carbon Footprint - rethinking 'waste'

Smart use of surplus heat.

We know that data centres produce huge amounts of surplus heat and that – more often than not – this is simply released into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming. We also know that there is increasing pressure for new data centres to respond to the European Commission’s Strategy on Heating & Cooling by finding ways of harnessing heat that would otherwise be wasted.

We offer a number of innovative solutions that will enable data centre operators to recover and repurpose surplus heat. These include, for example, utilising residual heat on site; recovering surplus heat to provide energy for subsequent cooling cycles, or diverting it into a district heat grid for use – at reduced cost – in local buildings. Depending on the location, these might include hospitals, university halls of residence, or social housing.

Contrary to what is sometimes claimed, repurposing surplus heat from data centre cooling processes is not always possible. Contact us if you would like to know more about our experience of heat capture and reuse. We would be happy to discuss options which might be appropriate for your project / site, as well as any challenges you might encounter.