Tell us about the data server industry – how green is it?
Fortune 500 Companies that have large Data Centers, i.e. Google, Facebook, Apple, etc. have already adopted green policies and are aware of their social responsibility. It takes great effort for smaller companies to make green initiatives a priority.
CoreSpace, Inc. believes that we have a responsibility and chooses to make every effort to do our part, whenever possible, to implement greener technologies and reduce our energy footprint. We believe that consumers care that you’re thinking about the environment and the impact you have on it.
Explain some of CoreSpace’s sustainability efforts and goals.
In order to keep applications and data available 24/7, data centers must consume a huge amount of consistent and reliable power.
One of CoreSpace’s sustainability efforts centers on implementing newer energy-efficient equipment wherever possible. In fact, in 2014 we were recognized as a Finalist in the Uptime Institute’s Server Round Up competition for reducing our energy footprint through replacement of older technology with brand new state of the art UPS systems and newer, more efficient server hardware.
We also participate in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Load Response program. ERCOT’s mission is to maintain the reliability of the electricity grid of Texas and help market participants fulfill customers’ electric service needs by maintaining a balance between load and generation. CoreSpace participates in this program as a resource that can self-generate power on-site and give utility power back to the grid and community when needed.
And of course, we believe in using green energy whenever possible, which is why we have partnered with Green Mountain Energy! You guys have committed to doing the best thing for the planet, which is a goal we both share and are proud to be a part of.
That’s why we are also part of the EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) Green Power Partnership Program. The Partnership currently has more than 1,300 Partner organizations voluntarily using billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually.
Our sustainability efforts are also focused on employee habits, and we encourage our employees (through incentives) to participate. We recycle all paper and aluminum products and have recycling bins all over the office. The more we can keep out of the landfills, the better…
Where can people learn more about CoreSpace?
Please call us anytime at 800-976-CORE (2673) or check out our website to learn more about what we do and get in touch: http://CoreSpace.com/
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