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TurnKey Internet’s green data center wins New York State Environmental Excellence Award   no comments

Posted at Dec 11, 2013 @ 11:41am Announcement,green

The award from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recognized TurnKey’s innovative facility design and outstanding commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic viability

LATHAM, NEW YORK (December 11, 2013) – Sustainable IT solutions provider TurnKey Internet, Inc. announced that it has been awarded the 2013 Environmental Excellence Award by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for TurnKey’s work on transforming a vacant, former post office building into one of the nation’s leading high-tech, sustainable data centers.

 

The award from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recognized TurnKey’s innovative facility design and outstanding commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic viability.  Turnkey’s  innovative green data center sets a benchmark for the data center industry through use of ultra-efficient cooling, unified power systems and renewable energy sources that create a carbon neutral facility.

 

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TurnKey’s sustainable data center includes a roof-top solar array, backed by hydro-electric renewable power sources and cutting-edge cooling technologies that minimize energy consumption.   TurnKey’s green data center is one of only two ENERGY STAR® certified data centers in New York and one of just 39 in the United States.

 

In recognition of their commitment to the environment, TurnKey Internet has seen several prestigious titles and certifications this year including the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially naming its Latham, New York facility an ENERGY STAR® certified data center.  In April, the company announced their implementation of the New York State Governor’s ReCharge New York hydroelectric power system. This, combined with the solar power the facility generates on site, allowed them to achieve a zero carbon footprint. Additionally, they announced their SSAE 16 Type 2 security certification earlier in the year.

 

“We are honored by New York State’s recognition of our facility and our ongoing commitment to sustainability,” said Adam Wills, president and CEO of TurnKey Internet. “Data centers are massive power consumers, and the industry as a whole is expected to be larger polluters than the airline industry by 2020. TurnKey has created a zero carbon foot print facility and a working blue print for ultra-efficient data centers that we hope will be adopted by other facilities across the globe to help create a sustainable environment.

 

 IMG_2242About Turnkey Internet

Founded in 1999, TurnKey Internet, Inc. is a full-service green data center and leading provider of sustainable web hosting and IT solutions. From its SSAE 16 Type 2 and ENERGY STAR® certified facility in Latham, NY—New York’s Tech Valley Region—TurnKey offers web hosting, communication services, web-based IT systems, software as a service (SaaS), enterprise colocation services, and computing as a service to clients in more than 150 countries. For more information, please call (518) 618-0999 or visit www.turnkeyinternet.net/media.

 

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We are TurnKey Internet, and we are Energy Stars   2 comments

Posted at May 24, 2013 @ 12:01pm Announcement,green,New York Datacenter,News

energystar-hiresMore big news, more exciting news, more green news!

We are thrilled to announce that our green data center in Latham, NY has been named an ENERGY STAR® certified data center by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is no small feat, everyone. Since the day we opened our doors at this facility, we have been undergoing an energy efficiency audit. That’s 12 long months’ worth of reviews, inspections, assessments, etc.—I’m sure you get the idea. Finally, the process has reached its end, and we are officially an ENERGY STAR® certified data center!

There are several requirements for an ENERGY STAR® certification. A commercial facility must use an average of 35% less energy than traditional facilities, and release 35% less CO2 into the atmosphere. Not to toot our own horn, but—OK, to toot our own horn really loud and aggressively—with our zero carbon footprint, we’ve actually surpassed the EPA requirements to become an ENERGY STAR® certified data center… and pretty significantly, at that.

Another reason we are so excited about this accomplishment is that we are one of only two ENERGY STAR® certified data centers in the entirety of New York State! New York is ENORMOUS. There are loads of data centers in New York. We are also one of less than 50 in the entire US! 39 data centers are ENERGY STAR® certified, to be exact. That averages less than 1 ENERGY STAR® certified data center per state. This sets the bar pretty high… if we do say so ourselves (and we do).

Here’s what Adam, the man on top, had to say:

“We are delighted to have completed the ENERGY STAR® certification process. Through the ultra-efficient design of our data center and our use of green renewable energy, TurnKey has catapulted past the industry standard. We are one of only two data centers in the entire state of New York that has received this exclusive certification from the EPA. Since data centers are expected to be larger polluters than the airline industry by 2020, I can confidently say that TurnKey Internet is among the best of the best for energy efficiency in the data center space.”

This year has been packed full of exciting news like this, and it’s not even June yet! From our SSAE 16 Type 2 certification in February, to our ReCharge New York installation last month, across everything in between, our fingers are crossed in hopes that the trend continues!

Read the full press release on our company news page!

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The Fast and the Furiously Sustainable   no comments

Posted at Apr 9, 2013 @ 10:32am gadgets and gizmos,green,tech news

First things first, I do not consider myself a “car guy” whatsoever. I don’t know if Porsche is really pronounced “porsh” or “porsh-a”, I have no idea where Lexuses are manufactured, and I couldn’t tell you what’s under the hood of my dear Subaru that I named “Seabiscuit.” In fact, now that I think about it, I may even be overdue for an oil change…

However, here at TurnKey Internet, we are all about speed and keeping things green and sustainable. That is why I’d like to share some electric cars that are not only stylish, but easy on the environment, crazy-fast, and make me think that the future has arrived!

Now, let’s start with something basic…

The Chevy Volt was officially released in 2011. It may not be the coolest-looking in this bunch, but it’s probably the most affordable. The first one was placed in the General Motors Heritage Center for display, but the second one was auctioned off for $250,000. This money went to help fund math and science programs for Detroit public schools, which is absolutely worth mentioning and very stylish in its own way! The 2013 model will be out this August, and priced at around $40,000.

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This next one is pretty darn cool-looking, but probably not the most efficient… and you won’t be able to get your hands on one until 2014. Feast your eyes on the Infiniti Emerg-E Concept—0-60 MPH in 4 seconds, but after 30 miles, be ready to pull over for another charge.

infiniti emerg-e concept

Next, we have the Fisker! While, style-wise, it might be one of my favorites, word has it that they have been cutting some jobs lately, and are supposedly close to going bankrupt. Regardless, here is the Fisker Karma. I wonder what could have brought them to bankruptcy!

Fisker Karma

A prime competitor of Fisker (if they survive) is a company by the name of Tesla. After ending the Roadster’s production in 2012, Tesla released the Model S. This car can get you 180 miles to 300 miles per charge, depending on the battery. The starting price for one of these bad boys is right around $95,000, and can easily exceed $100,000—but, hey… it costs around $650 to charge it for an entire year!

While I like the old Roadster better, the Model S has a weird, generic car “look”. It’s kind of like a Nissan Altima, if it got with Aston Martin and made a 4-wheeled love-child. In other words, it’s definitely classy-looking, but I’m not quite convinced I like it yet. Don’t get me wrong, if someone wants to buy me one, I’ll drive it.

Check out the Tesla Model S:

tesla model s

I will admit that I enjoy some fairly odd styles. I like paisley ties, and shirts like this. I’d probably even wear them together!

That being said, the electric car at the top of my list is the Mercedes- Benz SLS AMG E-Cell. As far as I could find, it is still in its final stages, and doesn’t have a set release date yet. It can make it to almost 100 miles per charge, and will cost you a couple-hundred-thousand bucks to purchase, but I can just imagine riding alongside 2 Chainz, and “pullin’ up to the scene with”… the majority of the “ceiling missin’”, in this:

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell

Now, like I said, I am not a car kind of dude, so let me know if you think of anything else I can add to my wish-list before I send it off to Santa this year!

Remember, Earth Day is coming up quickly, so please stay green, and, of course, stay classy!

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Written by Dylan on April 9th, 2013

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