Thursday, January 24, 2008

NTT America Announces Carbon Offset Program

NTT America announced a program designed to offset carbon dioxide emissions generated from the use of NTTA's enterprise hosting and co-location services. The program will be offered through a partnership with TerraPass, which provides carbon offsets by investing in green technologies.

Through its relationship with TerraPass, NTTA has calculated the estimated amount of annual power and resulting carbon pollution that enterprise hosting platforms and co-location services emit in a year. All emissions calculations are based on the World Resources Institute (WRI) Greenhouse Gas Protocol, an international accounting tool for greenhouse gas emissions.

The fee charged for TerraPass carbon offsets is used by TerraPass to fund carbon reduction programs. These programs include wind farms, farm power generated from methane gas digesters and landfill gas capture.

NTTA said its customer carbon off-set program is one of several Green Initiatives being undertaken by NTTA in data centers within the United States, and globally by NTT Communications.