Reuse - smart use of waste heat

Data Centres produce huge amounts of surplus heat as a by-product of cooling. Rather than this being emitted into the atmosphere, coolDC designs respond to the European Commission’s Strategy on Heating and Cooling (2016) by harnessing heat that would otherwise be wasted.

Our designs offer a number of innovative solutions for recovering and reusing heat produced via our industrial processes. These include, for example, utilising residual heat in our own sites; 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 of our sites, these might include hospitals, university halls of residence or social housing.