Heating Buildings with Computing Power

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: 2013

Location: the Netherlands

Datacenters are wasteful and expensive. More than half of the cost goes to building and infrastructure. Almost half of the energy consumption is wasted on overhead and all the heat generated by the servers is a waste product!








Nerdalize solves these problems by taking servers out of the datacenter and putting them in buildings. This way they save costs on infrastructure, save energy on cooling and produce the heat where it is useful.

They have developed a heater that contains powerful computer processors. This heater is placed in buildings thus forming a large distributed cloud computer. Nerdalize pays the electricity bill for the heater and sells the computing capacity on the world market. This way the building owner saves on heating, the computing client saves on cost and we all save on energy use.

Team Members: Boaz Leupe; Florian Schneider; Mathijs de Meijer