Carbon Champion Award
Cat. #4, Project & Technology Categories
Congratulations to our 2021 category winner: Digital Realty River Cooling Project in Marseille
Digital Realty's investment into three data centers in Marseille has made the city a leading Internet Hub. Two of the data centers are cooled with water from the local river system which is pumped to the facilities where the IT is cooled via Heat Exchange. 22MW are cooled in this way, saving an estimated 18,400 MWh and 795 tons of CO2 at full load. This project forms part of Digital Realty's longer-term strategy towards carbon reduction defined under Scopes 1, 2 and 3. It is possible that in the future, the heat generated by the data centers will be used to heat local buildings.