the heating bits initiative

Data centers use 2% of global energy and will reach 10% by 2030. This DCs expansion is associated with key energy and climate-related challenges, namely impact on the power grid, inefficient energy usage and high electricity-end-use carbon footprint. Switzerland, as one of the European countries with the highest number of DCs, is highly concerned by this evolution. This project aims at developing innovative solutions addressing all these aspects.


Heating Bits is a Solutions4Sustainability Initiative funded by EPFL


Read more about the work we are doing.

Data Center technology is forging its way into the future…


Data Centers are consuming massive amounts of electricity, as people’s data needs increase at exponential rates and the Cloud grows inexorably.

We need to get people talking about Heating Bits…

participating LABORATORIES