The Data Centre industry has a moral and social responsibility to redress climate change through eco-friendly manufacturing techniques, adoption of a green, transparent policy and environmental disclosure as part of their respective CSR policies. Iconic Data Centres supports the industry in its drive to become greener and our portfolio of edge data centre products have been designed in such a way that they consume less energy from day one.
Lowest PUE and CO2 emissions
Our edge data centre solution consumes up to 50% less power and omits up to 50% less CO2 compared to other data centres as it supports greater IT load per SQM. This is possible because its person-free layout permits optimal power consumption as the energy transfer is dedicated solely to powering computers. Our solution also supports a range of cooling options, including rack & tank based liquid immersion, DLC/Cold plate and all air based options.
Removing the need for human space makes for a smaller physical footprint because less land and fewer raw materials are needed from the outset. This efficient use of space combined with optimized IT capacity is setting a new standard in the industry. A 1 MW DataQube deployment, for example occupies 620 sqm versus 1,000 sqm, lowering CO2 emissions by up to 162 tonnes.
Cutting Edge Liquid Cooling technologies
More than a third of Data Centre Capex is spent on air conditioning units and/or water-cooling equipment, with said infrastructure also accounting for more than 50% of ongoing Opex. Immersive cooling technologies consume zero water, take up 75% less space, extend equipment/component longevity and reduce overall power consumption.
We partner with industry leading organisations to bring you the cutting-edge solutions and coolants. Apart from removing the need for bulky air conditioning units, liquid cooling systems reduce noise and heat omissions and ultimately less co2.
Iconic Data Centres are championing the adoption of refrigerant gases with lower GWP (global warming potential) values. The current Industry standard uses R410A with a GWP of 2088. Our solutions, on the other hand, feature coolants with a GWP of only 675 or lower.
Swapping reinforced concrete for reusable ground screws
After coal-powered electricity, cement manufacture is the next biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, accounting for approximately 5% of annual anthropogenic global CO2 production. Reinforced concrete is also integral to all data centre building projects thus exacerbating the industry’s CO2 dilemma.
Unlike regular Data centre builds, our “podular” solution does not need reinforced concrete foundations which have a high CO2 emission rate per tonne. Instead, our edge data centre pods are secured in place using specialist, reusable ground screws, making for a much lower carbon footprint.