Some hosters are greener than others. Partners of The Green Web Foundation provide proof of their sustainability online, and so distinguish themselves from other green hosters that have not taken this step yet.
The Green Web Foundation stimulates hosting companies to be transparent about their energy use. Companies that not only use renewable energy but provide proof of that fact online, can apply for a free or paid partnership. Dutch hoster Denit Hosting has now taken that step and we are happy to be able to point our add-on users directly to the certificate they uploaded, valid till Dec 31, 2016.
Ways to prove the use of green energy
There are several ways in which a company can provide online proof of the use of renewable energy:
- by uploading a current and valid certificate of its green energy supplier,
- through a declaration of the data center, stating that all energy used for the (hosting) company is bought in at a green energy supplier.
The Green Web Foundation offers several kinds of partnerships to green hosting companies and data centers: from free options to silver and gold partnerships for companies that have very low PUEs: 1.3 or 1.2 respectively. Read more about partnership on Partner Up, and let us know if you are interested or have any questions or remarks.