GO GREEN WITH THE MEDIASITE UK

 

Powered by 100% renewable energy

The data centre only uses 100% renewable electricity, as well as sustainable HVO biofuel (not diesel) for its generators.

Real energy efficiencies

Solar panels

Carbon-neutral architecture

Electric car charging points

We are now 100% renewable energy powered for all of our streaming / DAB contribution / Transmission links and websites, meaning you are not causing any kind of carbon footprint.

Data Centre facts:

What have you done to ensure the data centre is environmentally friendly and sustainable?

We’re focused on reducing our impact on the environment as much as we can.

With sustainability at the heart of its design, the data centre only uses 100% renewable electricity and HVO biofuel – not diesel – for generators, and will hold ISO 50001 certification for energy management.

The building has also been designed to make the most of sustainable features including solar photovoltaic panels that cover the entire roof (524 kWp).

From green roofs and wood cladding on auxiliary buildings to sustainable landscaping and bug hotels, as well as charging points for electric vehicles in the car park, we’re extremely proud of all the innovative features that have gone into creating such an environmentally friendly data centre.

What steps have you taken to ensure the data centre is as energy efficient as possible?

In designing the data centre, a huge amount of care and attention went into delivering real energy efficiencies, and the proof is in the pudding: its power usage effectiveness (PUE) is 1.25 or less.

This has been achieved thanks to having two driver supplies from the grid, which are currently 5 MVA (with upgrade possible). Each data centre module features N+1 UPS plant (4x 300 kVA) and also N+1 LV DCC generator plant (4x 550 kVA). This includes HVO diesel storage for 48-hour run time at full load, plus priority fuel contracts.

When it comes to cooling systems in the buildings, these have been designed to offer continuous cooling in line with Uptime Institute Tier IV requirements. Liquid cooling can be realised in future modules. Meanwhile, the highly efficient chilled water cooling system has been configured as N+1 in each data centre module.

 

 


Everytime we onboard a new radio station or website we will commit to planting 1 tree in the UK.

The United Kingdom used to have glorious forest coverage, but changes in land use have caused extensive deforestation.

In addition to being critical to protecting the climate, forests also build community.
 
These reforestation projects will be highly engaging, community-led initiatives to create educational opportunities, volunteer planting events, and public spaces so that everyone, including the most marginalized communities, can enjoy the native flora and fauna of the United Kingdom.