Energy Efficiency

An Energy Policy that Makes Sense

data centre

The Data Centre industry has a higher carbon footprint than the airline industry. Data Centres need vast amounts of electricity to power their servers and cooling systems, and this electricity has most often been generated by burning hydrocarbons. Burning coal to make electricity threaten catastrophic climate change, the reserves of oil and gas won’t last forever. Energy intensive businesses need to face these realities.

We believe it is possible follow a business model that doesn’t cost the earth. The business community has a responsibility to the wider community, to future generations to come, and to the natural world.

Our business model states that we must manage the impact of our operations on the environment, and accept responsibility to minimise negative impacts, and balance any negative impacts by taking balancing, positive actions wherever possible.

It makes good business sense to save energy, and reduce our carbon footprint, as by doing so, we also reduce our costs. By taking a realistic and responsible approach to our energy policy, we consider this improves the long term viability of our business. Simply put, it makes good business sense to both save energy, and create it as well.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

As a starting point, we have made the commitment to recycle energy, and where possible, encourage the use of low power consumption server and network equipment and try to be responsible in our operations.

We are seeking to innovate in terms of reducing our energy consumption – our cooling systems use 90% less electricity than conventional systems.

Where possible, we obtain our electricity supplies from non-fossil fuel generated sources. We have a responsibility to the community, future generations and to the natural world.

We are planning to re-use the waste heat from our servers to heat the office space to save on central heating energy use.

Our intelligent hands remote video viewing facility allows our clients to adjust the settings on their servers remotely, with HD video in real time to guide our on site engineers. This can often save the client driving to our Cheltenham Data Centre, saving energy in the process.

Safe Hosts Internet LLP

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Saxon House, Saxon Way
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK
GL52 6QX

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