Chatham, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 28, 2009 -- Smart Domain Group in Chatham have begun implementing a new environmental policy designed to reduce their own carbon footprint as well as that of their customers.
Specialising in affordable web design and marketing services for small to medium sized companies, many of Smart Domain Groupâs clients struggle to afford an environmentally friendly approach to their business, so the web designers decided to help. Company managing director Tony Spinks explained;
âPeople often make the assumption websites are green just because they donât use paper, but of course they do use up plenty of energy largely created by fossil fuels.
âWeb servers, the equipment that stores websites and remains switched on 24 hours a day, are one of the worst culprits. By providing our customers with website hosting on green powered servers using a mixture of wind, hydro and even solar power, they end up with an almost non-existent website carbon footprint, and thatâs good for everybody!â
Unlike many environmentally friendly services Smart Domain Groupâs green powered hosting doesnât cost anything extra, in fact itâs the only option available following the logic that if people have to pay for it, especially in the current recession, they just wonât take it. Tony explains further;
âItâs a small step, but add it to some other small steps like recycling paper, powering down computers overnight and encouraging car-shares or travelling to work by bike and it can start to make a difference. These are all things weâre starting to put in place here and we hope to develop lots more similar changes, it would be fantastic to power everything with renewable energy eventually, good for the profit margin too!â
Smart Domain Group is a design and marketing company specialising in websites and the Internet based in Chatham. Focusing on working with the small business market every year they help trade, retail and service companies develop high quality commercial websites that drive business enquiries, learn more at; http://www.smartdomaindesign.co.uk