Rackspace Offers Carbon Calculator for Greener SMBs

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Rackspace Hosting has announced a suite of tools to measure the carbon footprint of its small and medium-sized customers, promising the carbon calculator can save money and the environment

Through the calculation tools, Rackspace customers can access Greenspace Web resources to learn more about climate change and effective steps SMBs can take to reduce their carbon impact, like reducing wasteful packaging practices and using energy efficient hardware.  The web site will also sell NativeEnergy’s carbon offsets, and allow businesses to save their data and track their progress over time.

Rackspace’s carbon calculator, which can be viewed via the company’s Web site, is just the latest in a long line of “green” initiatives the company markets; the company designs all data centres with power conservation in mind and also operates one facility on renewable energy, is currently working towards its LEED certification for the company’s corporate headquarters. The company says the carbon calculator is a continuation of Rackspace’s Greenspace initiative, launched in 2007.

“Many companies want to do more to reduce their potential negative impact on the planet,” says NativeEnergy president and CEO Tom Boucher. “Rackspace is not only leading the way, the company is engaging its customers to support real and effective solutions that can help businesses reduce their environmental impacts and achieve corporate goals.”

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