1&1 U.S. Data Center Goes Green
Philadelphia — Oct. 1
Web host 1&1 Internet Inc. announced the U.S. data center is going green. 1&1 Internet is purchasing enough Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from the nonprofit Bonneville Environmental Foundation to match 100 percent of the electricity used at the company’s data center. The majority of the RECs will be sourced from the Bowersock Mills and Power Co.’s hydroelectric facility in Lawrence, Kan.
This hydroelectric facility is certified low impact by the Low Impact Hydro Institute (LIHI). 1&1’s renewable energy purchase for the Lenexa-based facility is enough clean energy to power at least 300 U.S. homes for one year. With renewable resources, 1&1 will save emissions of 30,000 tons of CO2 per year.
“1&1 Internet accepts the responsibility to become a green-powered company,” said Oliver Mauss, CEO of 1&1 Internet Inc. “We are proud to now be the first big hosting company with all our data centers’ energy usage offset by renewable, clean energy. We believe this is an important step for every organization to take, and a contribution helping to save our planet.”
BEF uses revenues generated from the sale of RECs to directly support new renewable energy projects and watershed ecosystem restoration. All of the RECs’ 1&1 will purchase from BEF will be certified under the
Green-e Energy program, the nation’s leading voluntary certification program for renewable energy.
For more than a decade, the Green-e program, administered by the Center for Resource Solutions, has been certifying renewable energy that meets environmental and consumer protection standards that it developed in conjunction with leading environmental, energy and policy organizations.
Mauss added, “1&1 is proud that our worldwide customers are now part of our 1&1 green coalition, with all hosted Web sites contributing to offsetting carbon emissions through the support of renewable energy.”