ICT equipment currently accounts for 3–4% of the world's carbon emissions, and 10% of the UK's energy bill.
With a carbon footprint now equal to the aviation industry, ICT, and how businesses utilise ICT, are increasingly coming under the spotlight as governments seek to achieve carbon-cutting commitments.
Eco Web Hosting aims to counter this trend by offering individuals and companies a carbon-positive web hosting service.
We have teamed up with Ransom Wood Business Park in Nottinghamshire to plant trees to offset our carbon footprint.
To date we have planted over 300 English Oak trees, which at present absorb more than three times the carbon produced by our servers.
We use Dell servers which comes in bamboo packaging. Bamboo grows at a much quicker rate than most trees meaning they can be replenished quickly and less demanding on the environment.
Dell servers have power supplies certified 80 Plus meaning PSUs waste 20% or less electric energy as heat at the specified load levels compared to less efficient PSUs.
Along with high efficiency Intel fans and processors, our servers only draw power they need to reduce the total watts per server. Managed power systems ensures idle hardware does not consume resources that are not required.
The data centre uses cold aisle containment systems by completely separating hot and cold air flows, cooling efficiency is improved by up to 40%, reducing the environmental footprint of our services.
We run a paperless operation where all customer communication whether it be billing, support or general enquiries is done digitally and never printed out unless absolutely necessary. This is also true for internal communications.
Staff at Eco Web Hosting are encouraged to minimise environmental impact of business travel by car sharing, using pubic transport and bicycle. Staff are also committed to reduce consumption of resources such as paper and plastic and minimising the volume of waste generated and maximise reuse by recycling.
Users of our service can be confident that not only are they getting an ultra-reliable, highly functional web hosting solution, they are also helping the environment.
If you would like more information on our green credentials, please do not hesitate to contact us.