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University of Oldenburg, Germany, launches data center heat reuse project

By District Energy posted 06-11-2024 16:07

  

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The University of Oldenburg in Germany is reusing the waste heat from its data center for its faculty buildings and university swimming pool.

The move is part of a project dubbed WärmewendeNordwest (Heat Transition Northwest), which is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Beyond the currently installed systems, the university will also modernize its ventilation system to include heat recovery, and will place an absorption chiller at the heat and power plant of its Wechloy campus.

Data center operator Equinix has recently announced that it is launching a district heating program and looking for partners - including planning agencies, energy utilities, and heat network operators globally to join.

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