Dedicated/managed web host launches industry-leading green initiative, joins EPA Leadership Club to encourage sustainable business solutions worldwide.
( The Hosting News ) – December 2, 2009 – With the recent purchase of 12,600 MWh in renewable energy credits (RECs), Codero now supplies 100% green power to its data centers in Phoenix, AZ and San Diego, CA and headquarters location in Overland Park, KS. Through this long-term commitment, Codero becomes the largest dedicated server and managed hosting provider in the industry to offer green hosting solutions across its entire operations. The new Green with Codero Initiative means any small- to medium-sized business can power their websites and online stores using green energy.
â€œGreen hosting is an important step forward in our evolution as a company,â€ notes Phil Spencer, CEO of Codero. â€œThrough innovative practices and opportunities like the Green-e program, our customers can make smarter energy choices for their online businesses â€“ and that benefits all of us.â€
Coderoâ€™s broad commitment to greening its operations was made possible through Ecoelectrons Renewable Energy, which specializes in helping corporations reduce their carbon footprint through the purchase of Green-e certified RECs. Green-e is the nation’s leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. In addition, Codero has joined USEPAâ€™s Green Power Partnership as a Leadership Club member to support others within the industry and abroad to achieve more sustainable practices.
“EPA is pleased to welcome Codero to the Green Power Partnership. We applaud their commitment to using green power to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” says Susan Wickwire, Chief of the Energy Supply and Industry Branch at USEPA.
Codero joins a growing list of companies and organizations taking action to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. A member of Green-e Energyâ€™s Marketplace program, the company now displays the Green-e logo on its website and other communication materials; this national symbol identifies Codero as an environmental leader in purchasing 100% certified renewable energy. As part of the companyâ€™s REC purchase, energy is sourced from the Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm, in Howard County, IA, and confirmed by the Center for Resource Solutions, the nation’s leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy.
For more information on the Green with Codero Initiative, carbon offsets, renewable energy credits and other elements of the program, see Coderoâ€™s Green Hosting page.