January 25, 2008
NTT America, Inc. Announces Carbon Offset Program
New York, NY – NTT America, Inc. (NTTA), a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, announced today a new 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 and will enable NTTA customers to meet their “Green IT” goals.
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, the most widely used 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.
The NTTA program allows customers to opt in at the time of their initial purchase of NTTA services, or it can be purchased as an add-on to existing services at any time.
“IT hardware and data centers are a surprising leading national contributor to carbon emissions,” said Vini Handler, NTT America Vice President of Product Management & Marketing. “Through our partnership with TerraPass we are now able to offer our customers a simple and effective way to significantly shrink the carbon footprint of their enterprise hosting and co-location services.”
“We are pleased to be working with NTT America to offer a carbon offset program to its customers,” said TerraPass CEO Erik Blanchford. “In an industry known for innovation, NTTA is leading the way by showing how important it is to take responsibility for the carbon emissions generated by IT services.”
NTTA’s 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.
About NTT America, Inc.:
Headquartered in New York City, NTT America is the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications, the global data and IP services arm of the Fortune Global 500 telecom leader Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT America provides world-class Enterprise Hosting, Co-location services, MPLS network, and IP networking for global enterprises and service providers. For additional information on NTT America, visit us on the Web at www.nttamerica.com.
Launched in 2004, TerraPass is the leading consumer retailer of greenhouse gas reduction offsets. Over 100,000 TerraPasses have been sold to individuals, families and businesses to balance out the global warming impact of their flying, driving and energy use. Together, TerraPass customers have reduced more than 700 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, the primary cause of climate change. TerraPass works by funding clean energy and greenhouse gas reduction projects throughout the U.S. Every TerraPass purchase and marketing claim is verified by an independent auditor, the nonprofit Center for Resources Solutions, creator of Green-e, the nation’s leading renewable energy certification program. For more information visit www.terrapass.com.
TerraPass Media Contact:
Airfoil Public Relations – High Tech PR – www.airfoilpr.com