About / Environmental profile

Braathe Gruppen wants to help preserve the environment. A number of measures help us so that we do not unnecessarily contribute to pollution.

Some of our concrete environmental measures:

  • Our Green Data Center
  • Energy-efficiency solutions and avoid unnecessary energy use
  • We are to strive towards reducing our impact on our environment, decreasing our environmental footprints.
  • We are to aim at environmentally sound transportation of our goods.
  • We reduce the amount of paper and manual operations, while increasing use of electronic processes
  • We ensure that discarded products are recycled and have ongoing agreements with an approved recycling manufacturer.
  • Our environmental work is done in compliance with current rules and regulations, whilst also continuously working on preventive as well as monitoring measures.

Recycling
Braathe Gruppen has thousands of servers in production in its data center. The number is constantly increasing as new deliveries are made. A lot of energy is used to cool down the servers. We have built a Free Cooling System based on geothermal cooling. Two separate pipe slings have been dug, each covering a stretch of 7.500 meters which, joined, can give continuous release or retrieval of roughly 400KW cooling- or heating effect.

In addition, there is a heating system which pulls up towards 150KW connected to the system. The heating system supplies heat for the offices, faucet water, machinehall and a universal drought for grain and bio energy. All three loops are reversible, which means they can supply either heating or cooling, on demand.

A total of roughly estimated XNUMXK liters of eco friendly coolant circulates (Dowcal XNUMX – XNUMX% Propylenglycol) through the system. The pumps for circulation of coolant are computer controlled, ensuring automated reduced power usage when the demand for cooling is reduced whilst having sufficient circulation in the system so that the energy effect is maximized.

Collaboration with 3 STEP IT
Since 2012, we have been partners with 3 STEP IT - and our IT expertise combined with 3 Step IT's ability to finance corporate IT projects with associated processes that put the IT equipment's complete life cycle into perspective is a golden combination.

3 Step IT has more than 20 years in the industry and as partners it is important that you stand in the same way with regard to values ​​and priorities. Braathe Gruppen seeks to be a reliable partner for 3 Step IT, whom they can rely on and who share values ​​around environmental and sustainability. Braathe Gruppen wants to offer products and services that take into account environmental concerns to the greatest extent possible.

Braathe Gruppen is not only a partner, but also a customer of 3 Step IT. For Braathe Gruppen it is important to think about the environment in all processes. That is why we use 3 Step IT's services for disposal and data deletion of IT equipment. It not only ensures environmentally friendly reuse, reduction and recycling of EE waste, but also includes the safest data erasure on the market, namely Blancco.

Read more about our collaboration here

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