HostPapa is Green!
Green Hosting from HostPapa
100% Powered by Certified Green Renewable Energy Sources
Yes, it's true! Our energy is certified by the following sources:
HostPapa has taken the initiative of going green by purchasing 100% green renewable energy to power our data centers, web servers, office computers, laptops and office space. These energy sources supply HostPapa's entire equivalent energy consumption into the power-grid with certified 100% renewable green energy sources, such as wind and solar-powered energy.
How do we do it?
We certainly do not have a wind turbine on the roof of our data center! Sure, it would be a neat thing to have, but that is not the case. After an energy audit by an outside provider to calculate our total electrical energy consumption from traditional sources, HostPapa purchased "green energy tags" or certificates from a certified green energy supplier. That supplier calculates the total energy consumption of our operation and uses their suppliers of green energy to pump in 100% equivalent energy back into the power grid. This effectively cuts down on the carbon dioxide-producing (CO2) energy that we normally would have required from non-green energy sources.
Since HostPapa began purchasing green energy, we have removed thousands of tons of CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases affecting our environment, comparable to taking thousands of cars off the highway each and every year!
By purchasing the green energy certificates, we have completely offset the amount of greenhouse gas production by our current electricity providers with certified wind and solar-power providers in the United States and Canada.
Why did we do it?
Simply put, we did it because of our commitment to corporate responsibility and to the environment. Ultimately, we wanted to be the green leader in web hosting. The servers and equipment we use here at HostPapa run 24 hours per day and consume a great deal of electricity. Why should we burden the world just because we require that electricity to light up our servers? If we need the electricity for our operation, let's buy it from clean-energy sources and contribute positively to our environment.
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