What Makes Our Hosting Services Green
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NSWS is committed to doing its part to protect the environment. From their environmentally-focused activities to their earth-friendly corporate culture, the server facility utilized strives to conduct a successful, profitable business in a responsible manner that does not harm our planet.
The server facility that NSWS utilizes has reduced its "carbon footprint" to zero.
As of August 1st, 2007, all of these facilities' operations, including datacenters, support operations, and administrative facilities, are Carbon Neutral. Their status as a Carbon Neutral company is certified through Renewable Choice Energy (www.renewablechoice.com).
What does Carbon Neutral mean? It means that they offset the carbon dioxide they produce via their purchase of company-wide carbon offsets. The company Renewable Choice Energy uses this money to invest in projects that reduce harmful carbon dioxide emissions around the world.
Reduced Energy Consumption
NSWS utilizes the latest technologies to reduce the amount of electricity we use. Many of the light fixtures in our offices use Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL). CFLs use 50-80% less energy than incandescent light bulbs.
We also only use flat screen LCD monitors. LCDs typically use approximately 30% of the power of similar CRTs while reducing eye-strain and heat load. Another benefit of LCD monitors is that they do not emit harmful radiation unlike CRT monitors. Finally, LCD monitors contain less heavy metals such as lead and mercury than CRT monitors, which is better for the environment when the monitors reach the end of their lifecycle.
NSWS does its part to eliminate waste via a company-wide recycling program. We currently recycle materials such as aluminum cans, glass, household batteries, paper, and plastic.