We all know that computers use a great deal of electricity and are partly responsible for increases in energy use over the past few years. That’s why we thought we’d do a quick review of the Carbon Neutral Hosting web site www.carbonneutralhosting.biz . Based in the UK they offer a range of services from web hosting to email accounts and with more and more companies moving towards cloud based applications it is more than likely that many businesses will look for a way to offset the increased energy requirements.
The company offsets the amount of CO2 generated by their servers, which, as we all know, has a positive effect on the environment and can also add an additional string to any corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. For any company that is looking to balance their emissions we’d recommend that they take a look at the company and if possible use their services.
Overall the site is well laid out and provides enough information about the services they offer and the benefits to business both in practical terms with the services they deliver but also to the environment. I personally would like to see a calculator to see how much CO2 is needed to be offset but I’m pretty sure that will be on the way soon.
Please let us know about any other similar services so that we can review them in the future.