Setting The Green Standard

Environmental

Infinite amounts of renewable energy with no CO2 emissions

US Energy Administration

Green Mountain has been regarded as designing and operating “The Greenest Data Centres in the World” for a variety of reasons and has won many associated awards in the industry as a result. We have also received extensive media coverage including the BBC World News. In Norway power is 98.5% derived from hydro power generation. This is significantly higher % than any other Scandinavian or European countries and is second only to USA in the Northern Hemisphere for hydro generation output. Unlike other European countries we therefore do not rely on Nuclear Power to reduce emissions.

Powering the data centre industry has the same carbon footprint as the airline industry. Our data centres are powered 100% by hydro so they have no carbon footprint as a consequence. By using Green Mountain your organisation’s carbon footprint will reduce. Greenpeace have highlighted the issues around the carbon footprint of the industry in 3 reports the last of which can be found here.

Carbon and Water Efficiency

"Red" and "Green" cooling stations

Green Mountain AS have a carbon foot print close to zero. This is based on power generation from multiple hydro- electric power stations which have zero emissions. We do not use any evaporative systems for cooling and will in practical terms have a WUE at near zero.

DC1-Stavanger

  • Built in a former NATO facility (reduced impact in building process)
  • There are no refrigeration or fire extinguishing gases
  • Efficient fjord cooling solution secures low power usage
  • External buildings designed to have minimum visual impact on the surroundings, main data centres underground.
  • Data centre has no structural or solar gains for air conditioning to contend with.
  • Close to power generation source so minimum transmission losses.

DC2-Telemark

  • Powered by 100% hydro electricity
  • Very efficient ‘free cool’ cooling from local cold water source.
  • Low solar/structural gains
  • Adjacent to power generation source so insignificant transmission losses

Latest technologies to meet sustainability requirements

Green Mountain did extensive research to find the latest technologies for our infrastructure. An example of this is the hypoxic fire protection which we use in DC1-Stavanger where we reduce the oxygen to a level where we can still safely occupy the space but combustion cannot occur. We therefore do not require large banks of extinguishing gases which can be harmful to the environment if discharged.