Future of Internet Power (FoIP)
It is estimated that data centers use at least 1% of the world’s electricity and given the increasing consumer demand for data center services, this may double in the next three to four years and further compound existing environmental impacts. Data center and public cloud use can also represent a significant portion of a company’s supply chain emissions. Companies that use data center services need to work with their data center and public cloud providers to find collaborative strategies for renewable energy sourcing to realize this industry’s potential for sustainability and meet supply chain emissions targets.
Leverage REBA tools and resources to procure renewable energy.
Partner on solutions for procurement challenges in data centers.
Collaborate with peers for exclusive insights, best practices, and lessons learned.
Raise awareness of efforts to decarbonize data centers and the public cloud.
Who We Are
Future of Internet Power (FoIP) is a key coalition of REBA members identifying barriers to and developing solutions for energy management and renewable energy procurement by colocation data center(colo) and public cloud service providers.
What We Do
A collaborative approach to overcoming market barriers is the most expedient pathway to accelerating change. FoIP brings together colo and cloud customers, service providers, and industry stakeholders to address challenges to energy consumption and access to renewable energy through innovative solutions across the data sector. REBA membership gives you the opportunity to participate in the FoIP initiative to enhance your efforts to reduce the carbon emissions associated with your data use through utilization of REBA’s educational resources and engagement with REBA’s community.
The Corporate Colocation and Cloud Buyers’ Principles
As customers of colocation and cloud services, we agree that the following principles, if followed by colocation and cloud service providers, will help us meet our sustainability goals.
We will give preference to providers who do the following:
Corporate Colocation & Cloud Buyers’ Principles Toolkit
The Corp-Colo Toolkit is designed to help sustainability teams and other internal advocates from signatory companies engage with their colos and cloud service providers to put the Principles into practice.
Corporate Colocation and Cloud Buyers’ Principles
Corporate Colocation and Cloud Buyers’ Principles Toolkit
Corporate Colocation and Cloud Buyers’ FAQ
GHG Emissions Accounting, Renewable Energy Purchases, and Zero-Carbon Reporting: Issues and Considerations for the Colocation Data Industry
Documentation Requirements for Supplier-Procured Renewable Energy
Form for data center customer companies who want to formally support the Corporate Colocation and Cloud Buyers’ Principles
Statement of Support
For data center service providers who want to formally support the Corporate Colocation and Cloud Buyers’ Principles
To socialize the Corporate Colocation and Cloud Buyers’ Principles at your company
For use in socializing principles internally, engaging colo vendors, and inviting others to join the Principles as signatories or supporters