Residual Heat from Data Centers
Every bit of leftover energy is harnessed for meaningful use. Therefore, we use the heat produced in our data centers to heat the surrounding buildings. For example, our data center at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven is connected to the local district heating network, where we exchange cooling and heating with other companies. The second data center in Eindhoven, set to launch in September 2023, will also be immediately set up for the exchange of residual heat. In Aalsmeer, our waste heat warms a daycare center, a greenhouse, and a swimming pool. The largest residual heat project we’re currently involved in is Rotterdam Schiebroek. Over the coming years, as many as over 10,000 households there will be partially heated by the waste heat we deliver from our data center in Rotterdam. All of our new data centers are designed from the outset to share heat. We stand ready to distribute our excess heat whenever a local initiative emerges.