Web Hosting by Coolhandle

Green Web Hosting

Green web hostingOur web hosting is over 125% powered by renewable energy sources!

Our shared and reseller servers use up a lot of energy. We have taken measures to minimize our environmental impact at our offices and data centers by reconfiguring our entire infrastructure to improve power savings. In addition, we have made efforts to offset our carbon footprint by purchasing Green-E Certified Renewable Energy Credits (“REC’s”). We now purchase 125% of our energy usage in renewable energy REC’s from all over the United States. We have also started to work with our renewable energy partner; 3 Degrees, Inc., to find innovative ways to become more environmentally friendly.

Are green certificates the same as “carbon footprint”?

No. Your “carbon footprint” is a measure of the impact your activities have on the environment, and in particular the climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation. Most of us leave a significant carbon footprint, just by running our everyday lives. By purchasing web hosting from us, you will be minimizing your carbon footprint and helping the environment.

Web Servers and our Data centers

We have reconfigured our web hosting servers to reduce their overall power consumption. Web servers take up a lot of electricity and we have taken steps to minimize the power consumption of our servers and overall infrastructure. Just a few of these steps include:

  • Our new servers use new hardware designed to use less power than their predecessors
  • Rather then keeping idle servers and network equipment running, we power them off until they need to be used.

Wait, we do more!

Not only are we purchasing renewable energy certificates, but we recycle, use recycled paper, electronic / email invoices rather than paper ones.

3Degrees Find out more about renewable energy certificates at 3degrees.