Infrastructure of the future
A combination of natural cooling infrastructure and renewable energy resources
DCValley uses district cooling as a primary source for cooling. Natural cooling via the on site Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage
(ATES) allows DCValley to achieve unparalleled efficiency and sustainability;
Cooling is extracted from the groundwater at a depth of ~ 150m / 492 feet. The natural temperature is at a constant 12 °C / 53 F.
The water is pumped up and transported to DCValley, using the existing district water pipes.
A heat exchanger makes sure ground water does not come into contact with the cooling installation.
DCValley uses district cooling as a primary source for cooling.
The data center transports its residual heat and warmed up cooling water via a network at the business park to neighboring
companies (residential areas in the future). These companies can use it to warm their buildings.
The primary energy sources for our operations will be reusable and natural. The Dutch energy grid is increasingly powered by green energy sources and DCValley will solely do business with local energy companies, that guarantee the use of such sources.