As an applicant for a 2012 Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Award, EasyStreet was featured in a recent Sustainable Business Oregon article. The awards are presented by Portland’s Bureau of Planning & Sustainability.
We won’t know who the “winners” are until the event on April 25. Applications were received from over 30 businesses, representing leading practices and creative solutions in environmental, economic and social sustainability. Mayor Adams will unveil this year’s winners at the event.
Click here for more information and tickets to the event.
AMAX is the supplier of the Indirect Evaporative Cooling units used in EasyStreet’s Data Center 2. AMAX recently posted a Business Success Story about EasyStreet and how EasyStreet selected this solution as part of our long-standing commitment to sustainability and energy conservation. Thank you to AMAX. (We sure don’t need supplemental DX air conditioning on a chilly day like today!)
Click here to read the success story.
EasyStreet is the proud recipient of a 2011 Beaverton 4 Business™ award from the City of Beaverton. EasyStreet CEO Rich Bader accepted the award at a ceremony during a City Council meeting on June 21, 2011.
Said Jim Rauh, Business Relations for the Office of the Mayor, “A model for emulation, committed to sustainability leadership within the Beaverton business community, EasyStreet Online Services utilizes breakthrough technologies as a means to reduce energy consumption and boost sustainability for the company and its customers. Further, EasyStreet shares what they know with Energy Trust of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Energy so that other data centers around the state might also learn and benefit.”
Shown left to right in the photo are: Wendi Eiland, Chair of the Board, Beaverton Chamber of Commerce, Rich Bader, President & CEO, EasyStreet Online Services, and Denny Doyle, Mayor, City of Beaverton.
The ranking of Oregon Business Magazine’s 2011 “100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon” was presented at an Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 25. We’re proud to be one of 25 organizations who have made the list since its inception in 2009. Our sincere congratulations to RedSide of Oregon City for topping the list this year.
Solar Beaverton is a city of Beaverton organization that encourages residents to use 2011 state and federal tax credits as well as local incentives to lower the price of installing a residential solar system. In March, EasyStreet’s Green Team invited representatives from Solar Beaverton and LiveLight Energy LLC to present an informative workshop to interested EasyStreet staffers. Apparently, we were the first company to do so. (Since then, several EasyStreeters have had a free on-site solar assessment done on their homes.) Click here to read more about their visit and EasyStreet’s continued efforts to support Beaverton’s green initiatives.
The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) has a number of programs designed to encourage Oregonians to use energy more efficiently and to use renewable energy sources. Its Small-scale Energy Loan Program (SELP) offers low-interest loans for energy saving projects.
You may or may not know that EasyStreet is the first company to receive funding assistance through SELP. The ODOE’s Office of Public Affairs and Outreach just posted an article about how the program made the building of our new energy-efficient data center possible. You can read the article here.
EasyStreet is proud to announce our new data center has been finished on schedule and the first customers are ready to move in. Please accept our invitation to see the data center and the unique energy-saving technologies we’ve employed before it is closed to the public.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
9610 SW Sunshine Ct. (Across from our main offices)
Beaverton, OR 97005
Local dignitaries will be on hand to help launch this new data center, which is an archetype for sustainable IT in Oregon. Scheduled speakers include:
- Denny Doyle, Mayor, City of Beaverton
- Jim Piro, CEO, Portland General Electric
- Bob Repine, Director, Oregon Department of Energy
- Peter West, Director of Energy Projects, Energy Trust of Oregon
- Lorie Wigle, General Manager, Eco-Technology Program Office and President, Climate Savers Computing Initiative, Intel Corporation
We hope you will join us and will invite others who have an interest in the latest IT technologies and/or sustainable practices.
RSVP for this special event at http://easystreet.com/openhouse/
Thank you, PGE, for the nice write-up this week in your Power Report newsletter.
The Portland Business Journal has named EasyStreet as one of ten Healthiest Employers of Oregon in the 2 – 49 employee category, based on an extensive survey conducted by Healthiest Employers LLC. This new Business Journal program promotes the value of workplace wellness and recognizes companies who are demonstrating innovation and leadership in their wellness programs. The final ranking will be revealed at a luncheon on October 15.
Click here to see the complete list of honorees or to register.
This article in The Oregonian covers local companies who offer perks for pedaling. In the article, EasyStreet’s veteran biker, John Beaston, outlines many of the things the company does to encourage a bike- and health-friendly environment. This includes an innovative cash incentive program that encourages outdoor activities. “Employees can make $1 a day when they or their families do one of four things: walk or bike to EasyStreet; bike or walk an errand normally using a car; walk or bike to school; engage in an outdoor aerobic activity for at least 15 minutes.”
Over the years, biking has become a necessary part of John’s well-being. “I need to do something active every day,” he says, “If I go more than a couple days, I’ll get real grumpy.”