Intelligent Data Centres Issue 51 | Page 35

As climate change progressively worsens , data centres are tasked with reducing their environmental impact and ensuring they achieve their climate goals . Data centre companies such as maincubes are now strongly prioritising sustainability when building new facilities while other organisations such as Aligned Data Centers are being recognised for their commitment to green initiatives .

Green data centres


maincubes , a leading European sustainable data centre operator , has announced its intentions to build its newest BER01 data centre on the environmentally designed Berlin GoWest campus by 2025 . The Informationstechnikzentrum Bund ( ITZBund ), the central IT service provider for the German Federal Administration providing IT services for 200 federal government agencies and supporting public administration with modern IT , chose maincubes as its build-to-suit data centre provider and operator and will be the primary tenant .

In alignment with meeting its environmental , social and governance ( ESG ) goals , the BER01 data centre will be built according to the German Federal Environment Agency ’ s ‘ Blue Angel ’ requirements along with being German TÜV-tested and ISO-certified . These ensure maincubes customers will meet future energy efficiency specifications and regulatory requirements . BER01 boasts energy-efficient cooling , renewable energy and targeted waste heat recovery . Located in the GoWest commercial district in Berlin ’ s Schmargendorf district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf , this data centre will provide 5,100 sqm . of IT space ( white space ), 8.2 MW of IT capacity and 100 % SLA availability .
Green power and sustainable cooling
As with all maincubes data centres , the power for BER01 will come from renewable energy sources . Additionally , the waste heat from the BER01 data centre will be reused by directly feeding the heat into other buildings on the campus . This buildto-suit site boasts a sustainable cooling technology that utilises adiabatic cooling and allows temperature regulation for each room based on the requirements of the hardware used . This approach provides customers significant cost savings and brings BER01 ’ s Power Usage Effectiveness ( PUE ) significantly below 1.3 .
Due to its latest energy concepts and forward-looking technologies , GoWest in Berlin was chosen as the site for BER01 as it sets an environmental example , an important criterion for the choice of location for maincubes . The GoWest business quarter was awarded the preliminary certificate of the DGNB ( German Sustainable Building Council ) at the Platinum level for its contribution to climate protection , biodiversity , Circular Economy and much more .
“ The location at the environmentally focused GoWest quarter fits perfectly with the sustainability principles of maincubes , www . intelligentdatacentres . com