Green Initiatives at 1&1
At 1&1, we are committed to doing our part to help support renewable energy programs and minimizing the impact that our business has on the environment.
We want clean energy, and we also want to consume as little energy as possible. Since the start of our first data center nearly 20 years ago, we have been using highly efficient power supplies with less than 20% heat loss, as well as omitting any unnecessary components within our servers.
Our data centers around the world are among the most energy efficient data centers in existence. Our combined global initiatives allow us to prevent 30,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
All billing statements sent to customers via e-mail. We've also replaced our welcome packages with information that is available in electronic form. With the thousands of customers that join 1&1 each month, this saves a significant amount of paper each year.
Responsible office practices.
In our corporate offices we participate in the community recycling program, and have chosen reusable kitchen items, as opposed to using paper or plastic cups and utensils.
Going green globally.
Our employees in our global headquarters in Germany share the green passions of their US counterparts. 1&1 employees in Germany benefit from environmentally friendly radiant heating and cooling in office buildings, and mostly bike, walk or use public transportation for commuting.
“1&1 is proud that our worldwide customers are now part of our 1&1 green coalition, with all hosted websites contributing to offsetting carbon emissions through the support of renewable energy.”- Robert Hoffmann, CEO Hosting 1&1 Internet
1&1 and BEF
1&1 has partnered with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) to offset 100% of the energy usage of our data center in Lenexa, Kansas by purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). The RECs purchased by 1&1 Internet are then sourced from renewable energy projects across the United States to ensure the decrease in overall carbon footprint and pollution to our surrounding environment.
1&1’s renewable energy purchase for the facility is enough clean energy to power at least 300 U.S. homes for one year!
1&1 and BEF work in tandem with Green-e, the nation's leading voluntary certification program for renewable energy, to power our data center with clean, renewable energy. Green-e certifies renewable energy that meets environmental and consumer protection standards that it developed in conjunction with leading environmental, energy and policy organizations.