We drive down the cost and environmental impact of running our data centers by designing and building our own facilities. We install smart temperature controls, use “free-cooling” techniques like using outside air or manage airflow, and redesign how power is distributed to reduce unnecessary energy loss
"Free cooling" is removing heat from a data center without using a large air-conditioner, or chiller.
This is done by using the natural environment to cool the equipment, such as cold outside air, water evaporation or thermal reservoirs. We take advantage of local conditions and use free cooling at all of our data centers. Avoiding the need for mechanical chillers is the largest opportunity for energy and cost savings.