communicode is actively committed to climate protection with Greenpeace Green Energy and sets a good example.

At communicode, we only work with electricity from renewable energies.
Essen, September 15, 2011

At communicode, we only work with electricity from renewable energies. communicode is supplied with green electricity by the energy cooperative Greenpeace Energy and thus makes a statement for climate protection and a future without coal and nuclear power plants.

Already at the end of 2007, communicode switched to environmentally friendly green electricity and has since then complied with the demanding criteria of the environmental organization Greenpeace. Thus, the electricity used exclusively comes from clean power plants. This means no electricity from coal or nuclear power plants, and instead an electricity mix of at least 50 percent renewable energy and no more than 50 percent from natural gas-fired combined heat and power plants. This year, most of the electricity will be generated from hydroelectric plants and a small amount from wind farms in Germany and Austria.

"We decided to buy only green energy from Greenpeace Energy in order to make a small contribution to climate protection and still have a reliable power supply. Perhaps we can set an example for other companies", hopes Axel Helbig, Managing Director of communicode. Since the foundation of the cooperative in 1999, Greenpeace Energy has already convinced 106,000 customers, 7,000 of which are business customers, of their approach. The successful work culminated last year with electricity sales of 448 million kilowatt hours.

communicode consistently pursues the principle of sustainability also in other corporate areas. Thus, the computer center has been equipped with the latest environmentally friendly air conditioning technology. For some time now, the Adcoolair system from Menerga has been used for cooling the servers.

This enables heat to be removed from data centers and other rooms subject to high thermal loads with very low energy consumption thanks to the successive combination of free cooling, indirect evaporative cooling and compression cooling. Water consumption and total electricity consumption are already extremely efficient and are being optimized as far as possible.