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EPSRC Reference: EP/P015379/1
Title: Newton Fund (Invitation Only) Next Generation Green Data Centres for Environmental and Business Sustainability
Principal Investigator: Maroto-Valer, Professor MM
Other Investigators:
Andresen, Dr J
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Department: Sch of Engineering and Physical Science
Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Scheme: Newton Fund
Starts: 14 November 2016 Ends: 31 December 2019 Value (£): 318,735
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy Efficiency
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy Information Technologies
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Rapid urbanisation in Malaysia and globally is driving socio-economic change and infrastructure development that is

resulting in high levels of current and projected demand for digital connectivity and data handling. Data centers are key, but

globally they are large consumers of energy with substantial emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants that

degrade urban air quality. Cooling represents more than half of the energy consumption. To be located in the highly

urbanised city of Petaling Jaya, the Next Generation Green Data Centre Living Lab proposed for this industrially driven

collaboration will innovatively integrate novel Malaysian and UK green energy and cooling technologies to reduce energy

consumption by 50%, improving energy security and reducing emissions. The project will create a replicable and

commercially viable approach to sustainable computing for reconciling urbanisation with environmental risk and climate

change globally. In parallel the collaboration will lead to significant social impact through improved urban air quality,

enabling sustainable connectivity, and the creation of a green technology commercialisation hub in Malaysia.
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