Codero Commits to Renewable Energy for 100% of Its Electricity Needs for All Operations
December 2nd, 2009
Dedicated/managed web host launches industry-leading green initiative, joins EPA Leadership Club to encourage sustainable business solutions worldwide.
(Overland Park, Kan.) 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.
“Green hosting is an important step forward in our evolution as a company,” notes Phil Spencer, CEO of Codero. “Through innovative practices and opportunities like the Green-e program, our customers can make smarter energy choices for their online businesses – and that benefits all of us.”
Codero’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 USEPA’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 Energy’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 company’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 Codero’s Green Hosting page.
Specializing in dedicated and managed hosting services for small-to-mid-sized businesses, Codero offers advanced email, eCommerce, security and networking solutions. This includes a full line of high-performance Windows® and Linux servers as well as EVault Backup, Pinnacle Shopping Cart, and more. All Codero products are backed by secure data centers, live 24/7/365 U.S.-based support and a seasoned staff with international experience in the hosting business for over 15 years. An industry innovator, Codero recently launched its Codero Rewards program and the Green with Codero Initiative, powering 100% of its dedicated server and managed hosting operations through renewable energy credits. For more information about Codero, please visit www.codero.com.
Ecoelectrons helps businesses quantify and reduce their environmental footprints by supplying Green-e Energy certified Renewable Energy Credits. Green power, from wind and other alternative sources, is more expensive to produce than conventional fossil fuel and nuclear power. Renewable Energy Credits represent this premium, and their purchasers become owners of the environmental attributes of the electricity.
About Green-e Energy
Green-e Energy provides independent, third-party certification to ensure that renewable energy products meet strict environmental and consumer protection standards. These include: energy sourced from verified, new facilities; not double-counted towards any state's renewable energy goal; and retired on behalf of the purchaser. The Green-e Marketplace is a program of the Center for Resource Solutions, a nonprofit that creates policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy. Every Marketplace participant undergoes a verification audit to document it has purchased enough certified renewable energy to meet the annual commitment.
About the Green Power Partnership
Managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that supports the organizational procurement of green power by offering expert advice, technical support, tools and resources.