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Qarnot (QH-1)

Making buildings smart with free computing waste heat

April 2019
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Qarnot (QH-1) by Qarnot computing implemented by Département de la Gironde in Bordeaux (France) in 2018

2,500 mwh of energy reused = 600 t of co2 saved

Qarnot (QH-1)

Making buildings smart with free computing waste heat

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date April 18, 2019
From France
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 5-6 - Market competition driving widespread deployment &/"Bankable" grade asset class

Given that data entres consume 3% of the world's electricity, QH-1 takes advantage of this lost heat and uses it as a heat source to warm rooms. Through a disruptive and distributed infrastructure, it provides cloud computing where computing power is no longer deployed in concentrated data centers, but split throughout the city. Buildings become "smart" because of QH-1. It offers free heating, Wi-Fi, an auto-scheduled heating mode, remote control, voice command, air quality monitoring, fire alarm detection, presence and intrusion detection. QH-1 heats social housing units and building offices for free while computing remotely for major banks, 3D animation studios and research labs.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Carbon footprint of computations reduced by an estimated 70%-75%.
  • Significantly lowers maintenance and energy costs.
  • No heating bill thanks to QH-1.

The Financial Benefits

  • A payback period of 5-7 years for building owners along with significantly lower maintenance and energy costs.

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Qarnot computing

Qarnot uses waste heat from computations to heat buildings, and lower the carbon footprint of servers.

Headquarters 92120 Montrouge, France
Type Startup or self-employed
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