Big Blue turns green. Heat from building warms local pool water

Have ever thought that all of that heat being generated by electronic circuits could be put to good use, rather than just released into the atmosphere? A Swiss data storage company called GIB-Services thought it could, so when they contracted with IBM to build a new high security data storage center near Zurich Switzerland, they figured out a way to channel most of the heat generated by the center's cooling systems, to warm up the water in the local public pool. Due to be completed later this year, it is estimated that the collaboration will save 130 tons of carbon emissions per year.

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