Go Green with GreenGeeks
Thank You for considering GreenGeeks to host your web site. We would appreciate it if you would choose a green eco friendly web hosting provider for your web hosting. It is essential that the web hosting industry start to move toward being more eco friendly as it is estimated that by 2020 if we do not work to make this industry greener, that it will be as big of a polluter as the Airline industry. If you do not choose GreenGeeks to host your web site please choose some other certified green eco-friendly web hosting company.
GreenGeeks Green Energy Certification Seal:
How is GreenGeeks Green?
GreenGeeks pulls energy from the grid just like every web hosting company. We must pull energy from the grid in order to make sure that we have a constant power flow for our servers and to make sure the servers would not be interrupted by a lack of power.
In order to compensate for the power we pull from the grid we purchase wind energy credits for the energy we consume from the grid. In fact we replace, with wind power, 3 times the amount of energy used by our servers so if we pull 1X of power from the grid we purchase enough wind energy credits to put back into the grid 3X of power having been produced by wind power.
This allows our customers to say that their web sites are 300% green and are actually helping to make the web hosting and power systems greener, not just covering the carbon footprint but covering other.s carbon foot prints as well. Here are some examples of the logos our clients can use to show their web sites are hosted green:
Other ways we are green
In addition to purchasing wind energy credits GreenGeeks works on all of our servers and reconfigures them so that they run more efficiently using less energy and running cooler. What this means is less energy consumption on the server as well as less energy needed to cool the server. (Co-location data centers are constantly cooled [24x7x365] by enormous cooling fans which use a tremendous amount of energy). These attentions to detail on the servers allow us to be more energy efficient in our data centers, but we don.t stop there.
GreenGeeks is also hyper conscious about our carbon footprint in our offices. We employ rigorous recycling in our offices and we make sure that only legal and essential documents are printed to conserve paper. Any non essential documents which are printed by mistake are returned to the recycle paper area of the office for reuse in any other printing that we need to do. In addition we employ auto lighting control systems to make sure that the lights are not on when no one is in their offices and we make sure we power down all office equipment when not in use.
Lunch and dinner at the office. Our employees take turns bringing in home cooked meals to the office to reduce the amount of times we go out to eat which helps keep bodies in their seats for your support as well as reduce the amount of paper, plastic and Styrofoam which typically come with take out orders.
Telecommuting: GreenGeeks searches for top notch personnel and sometimes we find talented and skilled service personnel who are not located near our offices. Rather than try to relocate these talented employees we allow them to telecommute from home or a shared office near them. This allows some of our employees to not have to commute to work saving money and carbon emissions on gas consumption for their cars.
There are many more minor ways that GreenGeeks is eco conscious and we'd love to hear your thoughts on how we are green, how we may improve and also how your own organization is going green. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, questions or suggestions.