Water-Energy Nexus: The Case for Data Centres

This white paper evaluates the performance of Direct Air Optimisation (DAO) and Indirect Air Optimisation (IAO) systems in locations with different water and power generation characteristics (San Jose, London and Scandinavia), considering the at-source resource usage.

The currently established data centre sustainability metrics (PUE, WUE, and CUE) evaluate a data centre's efficiency, accounting for the resource usage on-site only. However, water is required to generate power, and electricity is used to produce water, the so-called Water-Energy nexus. Depending on the method of production, the additional energy and water consumed may be significant. Nevertheless, the currently established metrics do not consider the resource usage off-site.


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Projects

Telehouse North Two

The project comprises the design and construction of a new build high-rise data centre located in the Docklands, London. The data centre will house six technical floors, 1,120m² each with a power density circa 2,02 kW/m2.

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News

Malcolm Howe named DCD EMEA Business Leader of the Year 2016

Malcolm Howe was named Business Leader of the Year at the Data Centre Dynamics Awards.

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Projects

Facebook Luleå

Cundall was awarded the engineering and design contract for the second phase of Facebook’s new European energy efficient data centre campus in Luleå, Sweden, close to the Arctic Circle.

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Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.