CDW converts two Wisconsin facilities to 100 percent renewable energy

Monday, July 14, 2008

From an article in Small Business Times:

Vernon Hills, Ill.-based CDW Corp., a provider of technology products and services, announced today that it has contracted with Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) to purchase almost 12 million kilowatt-hours per year of renewable energy as part of a corporate initiative to reduce its carbon footprint. The company's two Madison-based enterprise hosting centers, totaling 10,500 square feet will now be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

"This effort will provide an annual carbon offset of 12,649 tons – equal to the CO2 emission from electricity use by about 1,500 average Madison residential homes," said Phil LaForge, director of hosting and managed services for CDW.

"Our Wisconsin hosting centers customers will now benefit from a decrease in CO2 emissions that will allow them to continue to build their businesses confidently knowing that their data is secure and powered by green energy," said Paul Shain, senior vice president of CDW. "It is our hope that more companies in our region and across the nation will also take action and move toward using renewable energy sources."