As a Pacific Northwest Web hosting provider, we at Canvas Dreams want to limit
our impact on the environment. The major resource we use in the operation of
our business is electricity. In addition to our servers and network equipment,
power is used by the cooling, security, and fire suppression systems at our
Canvas Dreams utilizes energy-efficient servers and employs conservation
technology where possible. Our newest line of greener
dedicated servers use ultra-efficient CPUs - created through a lead- and
halogen-free manufacturing process - generate little heat, and draw considerably
less power than do our enterprise servers. Still, for every Watt of power
used by our hosting infrastructure, another Watt is used to cool the heat generated
by our systems.
From an energy usage standpoint, Web hosting is a costly business, and as
such, its impact higher on the environment as compared to other industries.
reason and many others, Canvas Dreams partnered with Bonneville
Foundation to purchase locally-generated renewable wind energy.
Renewable Energy from Local Wind Farms
See our tour of the Biglow Canyon Wind Farm which generates
renewable energy .
Through Bonneville Environmental Foundation, we purchase
100% renewable wind power from wind farms in our local grid, including
the Lime Wind
Farm in eastern Oregon. Unlike traditional carbon offset
or renewable energy credit programs, this method directly benefits our
data facility and the Pacific Northwest environment and economy. It's
as close as
a wind farm
Not only is it one way for us to give back to
Northwest businesses who have supported us, it is also one small step to
helping the environment that has given us a home.
Learn More About Renewable Energy
We encourage you to learn more about how you can participate in renewable
programs for home and business. Contact your local power utility or, or reach
out to Bonneville Environmental Foundation for more information.