Future-Forward: Innovations for a world that does not yet exist

Underground Data Center Heats Helskinki This Winter

Google claims to have the world’s most efficient data centers, yet just one of their hundreds of centers uses enough energy to power over forty thousand US homes. Finland just put them to shame with their latest design for an underground data center that will redirect heat captured from computer servers to heat the city’s homes. As data centers have been a long-standing concern for the IT industry as servers only grow larger as business increases, it’s a relief to see such creative and practical innovation for the design of new centers. Silicon Valley, please take note.

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This entry was posted on December 1, 2009 by in innovation, sustainable design, technology and tagged , , , .
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