Facebook Data Center, Luleå

Founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, the software company established the first global “social network” and now connects more than 2.5 billion active users.
In addition, Facebook offers messenger services and platforms for software development. The 27,000 square meter data center is located about 100 kilometers
south of the Arctic Circle, in an ideal climate zone for data centers requiring cooling.

The average annual temperature of 2° Celsius prevailing here reduces the mechanical cooling effort and contributes to energy-efficient plant operation.
Facebook covers the power requirements for the data center with green electricity from hydropower and Condair solutions
are used for energy-efficient evaporative cooling.


Evaporative Cooler

Condair ME

The Condair ME evaporative cooler is specially designed to meet the requirements of indirect exhaust air cooling. These include a simple structure, extremely economical operation, and durable components. The patented humidifier box achieves optimum values in its vaporizing effect.

Further information on the Condair ME

Diagram of an evaporative cooling system

Significant energy saving

Indirect evaporative cooling reduces the power requirement of a cooling machine for mechanical cooling.
Conventional cooling machines and cooling batteries can therefore be designed to be significantly smaller and more cost-effective.

In addition to this, the ongoing operating costs for building cooling are reduced.
Graphical representation of energy contributions produced for the cooling of buildings in the sample air conditioning system.
Calculated using the Coolblue 2.0 software tool from Condair.

Energy-efficient evaporative cooler
Condair ME