Sustainability At Work PDX Gold Certification


View Our Gold Certification

Independently credentialed by the City of Portland’s Sustainability At Work program, we achieved Sustainability At Work PDX gold certification for our efforts in greening our business. We’re delighted to have earned the certification and serve as a role model to other businesses in Portland.

Certification Details:

  • Canvas Host designs its own server hardware to maximize performance while minimizing electricity consumption throughout its fleet of web servers. All technology is purchased locally to support its community.
  • To offset its energy consumption, Canvas Host purchases 27,000 kWH every month of renewable wind energy from local wind farms, through Renewable Energy Credits with Bonneville Environmental Foundation. This equates to 200% of their energy needs, which offsets not only their business, but also 15 Portland-area homes as well.
  • Canvas Host is an Oregon Benefit Company, and is committed to responsible business practices. When making operating decisions, they take into account the impacts on staff, customers and the community.
  • Canvas Host organizes two monthly Green Drinks events each month: One in Portland and one on the Westside. Green Drinks features educational speakers, and offers attendees a progressive space to network over topics of sustainability, environmental issues, and political developments of concern.
  • Canvas Host is an aggressive recycler and has reduced its waste stream to near-zero by recycling additional, non-curbside items such as all plastics, styrofoam, metals and electronic waste.