Denver, CO – Green House Data, a leader in cloud hosting and a VMware vCloud® Powered Partner, today announced it has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Green Business of the Year Award. On Friday, April 26th the Denver Metro Chamber will select winners across this and five other categories: Small Non-profit of the Year, Minority/Women-owned Business of the Year, Large Non-profit of the Year, Emerging Business of the Year, and Small Business of the Year.
Finalists for the Green Business of the Year Award were selected based on criteria such as sustainability initiatives, community involvement, and management philosophy. Green House Data operates nationwide data centers that use innovative facility design to achieve 40% greater efficiency than the average data center. An EPA Green Power Partner, Green House Data is sustainably powered by a combination of wind and solar energy. In addition, the company recycles computing hardware and cabling domestically.
“We are proud of our commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Shawn Mills, President, Green House Data. “We believe that green companies can offer the same service, performance, and price competitiveness of conventional businesses, and we are thrilled the Chamber is recognizing us along with the other two finalists.”
Green House Data joins past finalists including 2010 winner Waste Farmers, a resource management company specializing in bio-based renewable energy, greenhouse gas mitigation and recycling, com-posting and waste reduction services; 2011 winner Coolerado, who designs, manufactures and markets super-energy-efficient air conditioning systems for light commercial and residential use; and 2012 winner EnviroTech Services Inc., a leader in road de-icing, anti-icing, dust control soil stabilization and erosion control in Colorado.
About the Denver Metro Chamber
For nearly 150 years, the Denver Metro Chamber has been a leading voice for Colorado’s business community. With a membership that spans the seven-county metro region and includes 3,000 business-es and their 300,000 employees, the Chamber is an effective advocate for small and large businesses at the local, state and federal levels. With its affiliates—the Metro Denver Economic Development Corpora-tion, the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center, the Colorado Competitive Council and the Colorado Space Coalition, the Chamber plays a vital role in defining the economic landscape of our state. Learn more at www.denverchamber.org.
About Green House Data
Green House Data is a cloud hosting and colocation services provider with highly energy efficient, green data centers located across the country. The company helps its clients reduce the pressure that comes with lower IT budgets and increasingly high demands. Green House Data is a certified VMware service provider, SSAE 16 Type II and HIPAA compliant, as well as an EPA Green Power Partner. Visit the website, www.GreenHouseData.com, to learn more, view demos, or request a free cloud trial.