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Data centers and web hosting use electricity. Often, a lot of electricity. Our web host, like their customers, are concerned about the environmental impact of this energy use, and want to speed development of a more sustainable, low-carbon, renewable energy economy. Therefore, in addition to using energy efficient hosting technologies, A Small Orange has chosen to go a step further and match 150 percent of the electricity it uses with renewable energy, in the form of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). This commitment will ensure that for every kilowatt hour of electricity used to host your website, another one and one-half kilowatt hours of electricity is generated by renewable energy projects and delivered to the power grid.
Additionally, due to the nature of both their company and ours, we are able to have employees that work remotely. Not only do they not have to drive to work, there is no main office or office equipment that needs to be heated, cooled and lighted every day, year round. Our employees work on their own computers and in their own homes, which is far more efficient then having them drive to a separate space and use an additional set of computer equipment. A remote workforce, as both our companies employ, is the greenest possible option for a company.