Climate and global warming are hot topics nowadays. The next 10 years will therefore be crucial in determining our future planet. Thanks to the huge social focus on sustainability and climate change, it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to drastically reduce our CO2 emissions. Fundaments is also very aware of this and therefore manages its environmental impact during every step it takes.
Fundaments works closely with its technology partners to optimize aspects such as performance, stability, sustainability, efficiency and lifespan. Fundaments only chooses suppliers who set at least the same high standards for its services as Fundaments itself. This means that we are not only able to reduce our total environmental impact ourselves, but also, in collaboration with our partners, aim for optimal sustainability and ultimately protection of our planet.
Our data centers use 99% of our energy. Fundaments works exclusively from Tier3+ data centers in the Netherlands. A Tier3+ data center is currently the highest achievable class for a Dutch data center.
The data center locations of Fundaments are:
|Equinix EN1||NL East||Production location|
|Previder PDC2||NL East||Production location|
|Equinix AM2||NL West||Production location|
|InterXion AMS7||NL West||Production location|
Equinix is committed to building a better, more inclusive and more sustainable world. Equinix was recognized as a leader in sustainability maintaining an A- rating from CDP and the EPA’s 2021 Green Power Partnership top 100. Equinix is partnering with like-minded organizations to advance low-carbon energy policies, share renewable energy procurement knowledge and encourage innovation.
Previder has two sustainable, carrier-neutral data centers in the east of the Netherlands. All facilities, such as networks, the redundant power supply (2N+1) and the free-to-air cooling and cold corridors that keep the temperature and humidity constant, meet the highest requirements. PDC1 is the first data center in the world to receive the BREEAM Excellent designation. They use 100% green electricity, have a solar park and reuse residual heat.
InterXion AMS7 is a modern facility that opened in 2015 and offers N+1 UPS power and N+1 cooling, as well as the most advanced alarm and monitoring systems. AMS7 supports the latest high-density power configurations and has been designed using Digital Realty’s energy-efficient modular architecture, with 100% renewable energy, free cooling and maximum-efficiency components as standard.
Naturally, 100% of their energy comes from renewable sources. They have developed energy-saving designs in their sustainable data centers and are doing everything they can to reduce their ecological footprint. They use green wind and water energy and use groundwater for sustainable cooling of their data centers. Energy is a crucial part of their services to customers. This means that they are always looking for new ways to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and reduce waste. All InterXion data centers in the Netherlands are certified with ISO 50001, Energy Management
Fundaments does not use outdated hardware, because it’s usually not energy efficient. Hardware that is outdated will be replaced. Finally, efficient airflow is facilitated in the data centers within each rack. Cool air enters at the front and the heat is dissipated at the back. Fundaments optimizes the airflow by placing equipment in the right way and ensuring neat cabling at the back. Because the cooling is efficient and the heat can dissipate well, Fundaments reduces energy consumption on an optimal way.
Fundaments has formulated clear objectives to limit our CO2 footprint in the coming years. We are constantly monitoring, steering and adapting our services and Cloud solutions at every stage of our development. Obviously aimed at the most important environmental factors at Fundaments.
Fundaments complies with the ISO 14001 standard, the international standard for environmental management. This standard describes how an organization can manage process-related risks in the area of the environment and, if possible, prevent them. It helps Fundaments to make its Cloud more sustainable and to reduce the ecological footprint, so that the burden on the environment is reduced.
Fundaments has implemented a number of changes at the office to limit its impact on the environment:
Fundaments has mapped out a number of objectives for 2023 with regard to the environment. Specifically, they will do the following:
At Fundaments we stand for openness and certainty. Would you like to know more about our environmental reports, suppliers, facts and figures? Please contact our environmental officer directly via [email protected]