Urban Waste Heat Opportunities

As Amsterdam Smart City launch their initiative to use the heat from data centres a bit of digging around reveals the range of initiatives that could tackle fuel poverty, subsidise the heating of swimming pools and heat greenhouses for food production and research into climate change.

Data Center Knowledge have a catalogue of innovation success stories demonstrating the opportunities that cities could seize upon to improve the lives of citizens.

Uspenski Cathedral CC
One particularly exciting project is the data centre under the historic Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki in the caves under the building provides heat to up to 500 homes via the district heating system. Modern, smart technology meets innovation meets historic building, genius.

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