When Facebook announced the Odense Data Centre, it aimed to build one of the most advanced, energy-efficient data centres in the world. The facility design is reported to incorporate the latest hyper-efficient hardware, cooled using outdoor air, and powered by clean and renewable wind energy. The company has further announced that the facility will also have the infrastructure to capture excess heat generated by its servers and recycle it into the local district heating system operated by Fjernvarme Fyn.
When complete, the heat recovery infrastructure will enable the recovery of 100,000 MWh of energy per year, which could produce enough heat to warm 6,900 homes. This energy will be recovered from the company’s servers, and recycled by a newly-constructed heat pump facility powered by 100% clean and renewable energy.
For more about Facebook’s commitment to environmental stewardship, visit https://sustainability.fb.com/.