Data centre used to heat Exmouth public swimming pool
Computers inside a box are surrounded by oil to capture the heat and the hot oil is pumped into a heat exchanger to warm the water in the pool. Enough heat is produced to heat the pool to around 30C 60% of the time. Around 96% of the heat generated by a Deep Green ‘digital boiler’ is recycled.
This innovative solution will reduce the pool’s gas requirements by 62%, saving LED Community Leisure, who manage the centre on behalf of East Devon District Council (EDDC), over £30,000 a year and reduce carbon emissions by 25.8 tonnes.
Action C1. Foster innovation in technologies, institutions, business models, policy design and behaviour to achieve net-zero.