Austin, Texas: The Greenest City
The World’s Most Planet-Friendly City
Green Cities and Business
Austin, Texas holds the distinction of being the greenest city in the entire world – a city taking a multi-pronged approach to reducing energy use in all sectors of trade and governance, making web host, Green Host It, feel right at home in the thriving, vibrant capital of the great state of Texas.
Austin's Energy Resources
The city is the hub of a global energy industry that includes traditional energy sources such as oil and natural gas, and far-horizon energy resource technology that includes:
- solar power generation
- highly efficient wind turbines
- fuel cell technology that cuts down on cradle-to-grave energy consumption
- deep earth core energy generation (geo-thermal)
- bio-fuel technology
- a full list of sustainable energy producing and energy conserving technologies
The city has brought together numerous sectors of the community to work in tandem to lower the entire region’s energy consumption and shrink the carbon footprint of a major, metropolitan area. City leaders have reached out to: elements of the private and public sectors, energy generation services, major consumers of energy, non-profit and educational organizations, including tax-funded schools that teach green energy practices from recycling to responsible personal use of energy.
This coalition has created the greenest city in the world, ranking number one in both the National Renewable Energy Lab’s green power rankings and SustainLane Government’s Cleantech Incubation rankings. Austin, Texas leads the way in current usage and cutting edge technology developed by an expanding base of businesses that have accepted the challenge of creating a cleaner, safer environment using best practices to deliver quality of life benefits now and tomorrow. It’s all happening in this growing center of energy conservation research and manufacture.
We are committed to purchasing and generating renewable energy. We feel it's vital to our economy and our environment to develop and implement clean energy. We look forward to the opportunity to purchase plug-in hybrids for our transportation needs.—Will Wynn, Mayor of Austin
Austin’s Clean Energy Incubator (CEI)
The city’s leaders have created an environment that encourages new initiatives in all areas of energy generation and conservation with the introduction of Austin’s unique Clean Energy Incubator.
CEI encourages and supports young companies to develop and deploy clean energy and renewable energy resources. The goal? To facilitate innovation among the knowledge-based industries that form Austin’s revenue base. These companies deliver cutting-edge solutions and technologies, employ state-of the-art energy resources and benefit from the assistance of such organizations as the University of Texas and Austin Energy, the city-owned energy generation company that has set the bar higher for clean earth technology.
Austin Energy has ranked first in the nation for its Green Power program for seven consecutive years, providing the latest in green-based energy generation now, with plans in place to generate 30% of the city’s energy needs using earth-friendly technologies by the year 2020 – an ambitious goal that adds up to 100MW of power. That’s a lot of green juice.
Green Host It: Right At Home in The Greenest City In The World
Green Host It takes the lead in energy conservation through the creation of the city’s first front-to-back, green web site hosting service. From its 80,000 square foot facility, Green Host It employs the latest in Energy Star rated servers, water cooled servers and a full menu of hosting services, using wind turbines and other renewable energy resources.
In addition, Green Host It leads the way in responsible disposal of hardware to avoid the build-up of toxic, heavy metal contamination to Austin’s water supply. A company spokesperson described Green Host It’s corporate values this way:
Green Host It is founded on two core values – green hosting technology and unparalleled levels of service to our clients. To this end, the company, which opened its doors in 2010, has taken the vanguard position in green hosting. We’re changing the web hosting industry today. Others can only follow the lead of Green Host It.
Indeed, Austin, Texas is the greenest city worldwide, in part, because of the environmentally friendly strategies employed by city government, industry, energy generation facilities and large consumers of energy like Green Host It.
Green Host It is right at home in a city the prizes clean air, clean drinking water, renewable energy and, now, the first end-to-end green, web site hosting company.
In addition to environmentally responsible best practices, Green Host It employs a client-centric approach to its long term success. “We recognize that our success depends on the success of our clients. That’s we why provide all the tools required to build, grow and profit from an on-line presence that demonstrates good corporate citizenship,” a company spokesperson reports in a recent GHI press release.
Green Host It is right at home in Austin because both the community and the company share the same values – quality of service and a better quality of life today and in the future.
Green Host It. We’re at home in Austin. You will be, too.