In specific instances geothermal can be an energy efficient match for data centers. These are limited instances where the call center is coupled with a spa or work out area or has a function where there is a need for hot water – an example of this is a building coupled with laundry or a working cafeteria. This is so the heat from the server room in the datacenter can be reclaimed and resused for other functions. Another example is for a smaller data center.
If a building does not have a cafeteria or spa or even swimming pool for a couple of examples and wants to go geothermal, speak to your tax preparer and see what part of the additions could be used as a tax credit for the geothermal installation. Perhaps the heat reclaim system may qualify.
Some of these examples would give an incentive for employees to work at the data or call center while reducing energy costs and reducing operating costs of a cafeteria, or heating a pool or spa.