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  • 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

Progress at our Office Buildings and Data Centers

Since 2016, our office building in Vianen has been supplied entirely with green energy (100 %). In 2019, we will move from our office building in Vianen to Utrecht. This building has a class A label. Our offices in Heerlen and The Hague cannot be supplied with green energy due to the fact that there are other tenants in the building and to the strategy of the owner of the building.

In 2017 and 2018, we focused on improved efficiency for the floor space of our office buildings. A significant decrease in floor space will be achieved as result:

  • at the end of 2018, a decrease of 50% in The Hague and
  • at the end of 2019 a decrease of 40% in Vianen (move to Utrecht)
  • at the end of 2019 a decrease of 65% in Heerlen
  • at the end of 2020 a decrease of an additional 35 % in Heerlen (moving out).

The main focus for our data centers in 2018 was the significant decrease in energy consumption. In 2018, 21% less energy was consumed in comparison to 2017. This enabled us to build on our achievements in previous years: in 2017 28% less energy was consumed in comparison to 2016, and in 2016 13% less energy was consumed in comparison to 2015. This was achieved through asset refresh (lifecycle management), decommissioning, and data-center consolidation.