Facebook ‘Friends’ Energy Efficiency in New Data Center

In the Environmental Leader, January 22 2010

Facebook is making a priority of energy efficiency at its forthcoming data center.

The Prineville, Ore., data center will feature an evaporative cooling system, which Facebook says uses less energy than traditional chiller-style systems. Prineville has a dry climate, reports OregonLive.

An “airside economizer” brings cool air in from the outside, while heat generated by the servers will be used to keep the adjacent offices warm.

 

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