Google is expanding its data center in Finland with a €1 billion investment to support its AI ambitions. To mitigate the environmental impact, Google plans to reuse heat from the data center to warm local homes, schools, and public buildings.

This project, in partnership with Hamina municipality and Haminan Energia, aims to meet 80% of the local district’s annual heating demand by 2025 using heat recovered from the data center’s servers.

As AI operations require more energy-intensive data centers, reusing server heat helps reduce pressure on power grids and supports Google’s climate goals. This initiative aligns with Google’s pledge to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Source: The Verge