New Amsterdam data center recognized for energy efficiency best practice and innovation
Highlights / Key Facts
October 2012, Equinix’s third IBX data center in Amsterdam(AM3) provides 188,000 square feet of gross space in Amsterdam Science Park, one of Europe’s most network-dense locations, with a 50 millisecond reach to 80 percent of Europe.
Built to LEED Gold certificate standards, the data center deploys
Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) in the ground instead of
mechanical cooling and combines this with hybrid-cooling towers. This
allows full use of free-cooling and generates hot water for the
Amsterdam Universitythroughout the year. These and other sustainable technologies generate significant energy savings, allowing customers to reduce their CO2 footprint significantly at the same time as enjoying world-class application performance.
Equinixhas played a key consultative role in defining a number of the best practices endorsed by the European Commissionand is one of a small number of data center providers whose standard practices across its European footprint meet CoC standards, leading to full corporate status. Conforming to independently-certified standards set by international organisations such as the EU, ISO 50001 and ISO 14001 is a key element in Equinix’s integrated energy management framework for customers.
The design process and technologies that were developed for AM3 are
now being applied as standard in
The CoC was created by the
European Commissionin response to increasing energy consumption in data centers and the need to reduce the related environmental, economic and energy supply security impacts.
Dick Theunissen, CMO, Equinix EMEA:
“Our mission in building AM3 – as with every new facility – was to break new ground in infrastructure performance, design innovation and sustainable operation,” said Equinix EMEA CMO Dick Theunissen. “This award is a welcome proof that we have done our job well, and we will continue to deploy the latest technologies to improve energy efficiency for our customers and the environment in ways that can be replicated, not just across Platform Equinix worldwide, but across the industry as a whole.”
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