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Important Questions Answered- Water Feature Construction

Okay, now to the practicalities. Before installing a water feature you need to ask yourself several important questions first: What is your budget? How much can you spend on the entire project? You could spend $3,000 on a water feature and find out you still need an additional $1,000-1,500 for plants and amenities, such as a deck, gazebo, walkways, fish or landscape lighting in the pond, waterfall and lawn. Other possible extras are a biological filter, auto-fill for pond, skimmer, back-flushable bio-filter, and more. How big is a water feature? If you are building your own, then structurally size is not that big an issue! I would charge the same price for a 3-foot high waterfall as I would for a 5-foot; the same for a 3 by 5-foot pond as a 4 by 6. There is only a $200 difference in cost between the 1,000 and 2,000 square feet of concrete shell surface. Your main concern about size should be space, not cost.

How much of your yard can you sacrifice? Even if the space between your house and the property line fence is limited, a water feature can be incorporated. Small ponds 1 to 3 feet deep can facilitate a sump pump located within the pond. Even though a sump pump is inexpensive, it consumes much more energy than an above-ground pump.

A pond any deeper than 3 feet requires an exterior pump for better accessibility and maintenance, and at a higher cost. But they pay for themselves in a short period of time with the energy savings. Also, larger ponds require greater filtration, more cleaning and maintenance. The size of the waterfalls will determine the size of the pump needed. The higher the waterfalls, the bigger the pump needed to supply the water and the greater the cost for electricity. Height creates head pressure which requires more energy and is the major factor in operating cost. How much entertaining will you do? Will you need a deck? If so, how big? You might consider placing a pond next to an existing deck. Many people do just the opposite, they build a pond and then construct a deck beside it. In this case, you can take advantage of an existing deck and construct an open stairway (stair-bridge) to span the pond. This affords unique access to the opposite side.

Will you have adequate room for table and chairs? Do you want a spa? Or a fire pit or barbeque? Enough lawn for games? Where do you spend most of your outdoor leisure time? That is the area for your waterfall! The waterfall will bring you the most enjoyment, therefore it should be located closest to the area where you plan to spend most of your time out of doors.

Do you want to see or hear the waterfall from indoors? Consider adding an exterior patio or French doors to your house to access your water feature area. Do you wish to have fish and other aquatic creatures? Long term, a properly maintained nitrogen cycle costs less than maintaining a pond that uses chlorine and other chemicals.

Fish, plants and proper bacteria are needed for healthy pond and nitrogen cycle. Once properly established, a healthy fish pond is virtually maintenance free. Are you willing to remove or replace certain trees or bushes to enhance the waterfall and pond? Some trees have very aggressive root systems that can literally move concrete as they grow, causing cracking and upheaval.

Energy Efficient Double Glazed Windows

Energy Efficient Windows Can Save You Money!

When you fit Energy Efficient Windows to your home you can seriously save money on your energy bills. It is estimated by the Energy Saving Trust that households can save between 130-150 when windows are fitted with energy efficient technology.

By reducing heat loss when you fit energy efficient windows the environment also benefits, important for those concerned about the carbon footprint that our modern lives cause. Standard windows, which are usually single pane, have been shown in tests that they are very inefficient in keeping heat contained in the home.

Choosing the right window for your home is vital to making your home as energy efficient as possible. It is important to make an informed choice when buying energy efficient windows and you should always look for the Energy Saving Recommended logo. This means that the window and pane has been tested to ensure it is as energy efficient as possible.

Energy Efficient Windows Key Factors

When you decide to fit energy efficient windows to you home there are 3 components, which are vital to take in to consideration. The window frame material, the Energy Saving Window glass rating, and the way the window operates are key to ensuring your windows are as efficient as possible.

The Window Frame

The material you choose to fit your energy efficient windows or energy efficient double glazing with plays a key part in how energy efficient they are. Each material has pros and cons which may suit your household needs.

Metal or Aluminum Frames

Advantages of metal or aluminum frames are that they are very strong, not as heavy as other materials and do not require high maintenance. A disadvantage is that they are not so good at providing insulation.

Composite Frames

Composite window frames are made of composite wood products. These frames have better stability and thermal insulation properties than wood, and last longer as they are more durable.

Fiberglass Frames

Fiberglass window frames offer high insulation properties when the air cavities with the frame are filled with insulation. Fiberglass provides a strong structure for the window frame and result in high energy efficiency for windows.

Vinyl Frames

Vinyl windows are often made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Advantages of PVC is that in the frames do not require painting, have good energy efficiency with good insulation. Unfortunately in extreme weather conditions PVC can warp in heat and crack in the cold.

Similar to Fiberglass, vinyl frames can be filled with insulation to increase energy efficicency. These well insulating frames are often used with double glazing and high energy efficiency rating windows.

Wood Frames

Wood frames can perform well when it comes to energy efficient windows. A disadvantage is however that they also can be affected by changes in the weather. They also are heavy and take up more space reducing light in to the room, as well as needing the most work to maintain.

Window Glazing and Energy Efficiency

Business Debt – How to Ensure Debts are Settled

When you’re running a business, it’s vital to do everything that you can to ensure that your customers pay their bills promptly. If you need to take legal action to recover debts, you can use a firm of solicitors providing a debt recovery service. Here are some other tips to help you to ensure that your customers settle their debts on time.

Make sure that your customers know when they must pay their bills.

When you first start to do business with your customers, make sure that they are aware of their responsibilities. The most important way in which to do this is to provide them with a clear set of terms and conditions. These terms and conditions should include details of the length of time within which your customers must pay their bills and the payment methods that they can use. It’s a good idea to involve a solicitor specialising in business law and debt recovery when drawing up these terms and conditions, as ensuring that they are clear and accurate can save you time and expense if you have to use a debt recovery service in the future.

Make sure that you send invoices to your customers promptly and that these invoices are accurate. You should also include details of the date by which payment should be made and the payment methods that can be accepted on your invoices.

Set up a credit control system.

Set up a credit control system, so that you can keep track of the payments which you have received and so that you know which customers have overdue amounts on their accounts. Make sure that you act promptly if customers fail to meet their payment deadlines. In the first instance, you should contact them to inform them that their payment has not been received. This may simply have been an oversight, or they may have a genuine reason why they have been unable to pay on time. In cases such as this, it may be worth allowing them some extra time in which to pay, as this will build your relationship with them. However, whenever you have contact with your customers, make sure that you keep a record of this, in case it needs to be referred to at a later date.

Take action when you don’t get paid.

If you are struggling to get payment from a customer, it’s important to take prompt action and keep following it up. You may want to involve a debt recovery solicitor at this stage. Choose a firm of solicitors that specialises in business law and offers a debt recovery service. Your solicitor will be able to help you to compose correspondence which will make it clear to your customer that legal action will be taken if payment is not received, advise you as to whether you should demand compensation and/or interest in addition to the amount that your customer owes you, and explain how to start court proceedings if you are unable to obtain payment from your customer.

Medicare and California Sales Tax An Analysis

Theres a rumor going around that a 3.8 percent sales tax will be applied to home sales in order to fund Medicare under the Affordable Care Act. Although that rumor is patently false, there has always been sales tax associated with certain Medicare-covered transactions.

Specifically, if your firm sells medical supplies and has been treating sales under Medicare Part B (Medicare B) as exempt from California sales tax, it is sitting on a fiscal time bomb. Since the program began, the California State Board of Equalization (Board) has been regularly assessing sales tax on Medicare B transactions in its audits.

Even businesses reporting correctly are generally confused about why sales under Medicare B are treated differently from sales under Part A. This article will discuss the different treatments and explain how sales tax applies to Medicare receipts in general.

Some sales under Medicare are always exempt, simply because the products involved fall under the general California exemption for prescription medicines. However, such transactions are outside the scope of this article, which solely addresses products ordinarily considered taxable when sold to patients. (Medical services are exempt from sales taxes in general, in California and nearly everywhere else.)

In order for an otherwise taxable product to be exempted from sales tax under Medicare, the product must be considered sold to the United States government rather than to the patient. Sales to the U.S. government are exempt from sales tax for Constitutional reasons. This exemption has been codified in California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 6381 and is further delineated by Sales and Use Tax Regulation 1614.

Whether a Medicare transaction is considered an exempt sale to the U.S. government or a taxable sale to an individual patient depends on whether the sale falls under Medicare Part A or Part B. All sales under Part A are regarded as exempt sales to the U.S. government. Sales under Part B are considered made directly to the patient, and they are taxable unless some other exemption applies (such as the exemption for sales for resale or sales in interstate commerce). Differences between Parts A and B that give rise to this distinction are discussed below.

Financing and Participation:

Medicare A is financed through payroll withholding and self-employment taxes. Participation is mandatory for anyone within the Social Security system. Most people who pay the taxes that fund Medicare A are under retirement age and not yet eligible for Medicare coverage.

Medicare B is financed partly through monthly premiums paid by those covered under the program. The rest of the financing comes from general funds of the federal government. Anyone covered by Part A is eligible for Part B, but participation in Part B is optional. Once participants enroll in the Medicare B program, they are required to pay the monthly premiums, generally through withholding from their Social Security checks.

Cost to Participants:

Medicare A is funded entirely through self-employment taxes and the Medicare percentage withheld from employee paychecks and matched by employers. There are no costs specific to participants.

Medicare B is charged directly to each participant, generally by a monthly deduction from the participants Social Security check. The monthly costs are considered medical insurance premiums and may be claimed as an itemized deduction on the participants income tax return.

Payment of Claims:

Medicare A payments are made directly to providers of medical products or services under a procedure mandated by federal law. Since the law requires direct payment by the U.S. government to providers, medical supplies sold by providers under Medicare A are considered sold to the U.S. Government.

Medicare B payments may be made either to providers or patients. If a provider has agreed to accept assignment of Medicare benefits (which essentially constitutes agreement to accept Medicares version of “reasonable charges”), the provider prepares and submits a claim form and is reimbursed directly by the insurer acting on behalf of the U.S. government. The patient pays only the deductible, co-insurance or non-allowable costs.

If the patient uses a provider who has not agreed to accept assignment of benefits, the patient pays the entire charge and then files a claim for reimbursement. Any such reimbursement goes directly to the patient. Under Medicare B, payments are considered reimbursements of charges to the patient, whether the payments go directly to the patient or to the provider on the patients behalf.

The U.S. Governments Position:

Medicare A does not allow reimbursement for sales taxes charged on medical supplies, based on the theory that providers are selling to the U.S. government and the sales are therefore exempt.

Medicare B has built sales taxes into its calculations of “reasonable charges,” as stated inMedicare Carriers Manualsection 5213. In accepting sales taxes as allowable charges under Medicare B, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has taken the position that sales under the program are not sales to the U.S. government.

Sales Tax Effect:

Medicare A payments are made directly by the U.S. government to providers under federal law, which theoretically results in sales to the United States as discussed above.

Medicare B payments may be made either directly to patients or to providers for the benefit of patients, depending on each patients choice of provider. The patients ability to make this choice has been interpreted to mean that payments under Medicare B are simply reimbursements to patients. Under this “patient reimbursement” theory, any sale by the provider under Medicare B is made to the patient rather than the United States, regardless of which party prepares the claim form or receives the reimbursement check.

Both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the State Board of Equalization have accepted these legal interpretations, and it appears unlikely that an effort to re-characterize sales under Medicare B as sales to the U.S. government would prevail. If the law is ever changed to make direct payments to providers mandatory under Part B, the application of sales tax could well change with it.

Although subject to tax, amounts claimed for 80 percent reimbursement under Medicare B are considered to include applicable sales taxes, because the Medicare Carriers Manual defines “reasonable charges” as including such taxes. Accordingly, when providers report their taxable sales to the Board, they are entitled to claim a deduction for sales taxes included in Medicare B reimbursements.

Conclusion:

The theoretical justification for distinguishing sales under Medicare A from sales under Medicare B may not be entirely logical, but compliance with the Board of Equalizations interpretation is the only prudent approach. If you have been treating all sales under Medicare B as exempt, you should now begin reporting those sales as you would report sales to any private party.

But what about earlier periods? If your firm is selected for a Board audit, you undoubtedly will be billed for additional taxes for those periods. However, the amount of additional taxes may be subject to adjustment. This is true not only for Medicare sales but for any area where tax changes are recommended by Board auditors. Audits incorporate assumptions and tests that often can be modified and occasionally can be overcome.

Always remember that you have the right to review any tax auditors working papers or have a sales tax expert review the audit on your behalf. Exercising that right will at least bring you peace of mind. It might also result in significant tax savings.

Help! I Have A Construction Safety Audit

If you run or are involved in a construction site, youll probably have come across a Construction Safety Audit. These are essential to maintain the high levels of health and safety awareness demanded by the government. Most issues raised by a Construction Safety Audit are quite simple things that can be easily resolved. Here are some of the most common problems overlooked by a these inspection.

Site security is hugely important, as any unauthorised visitors to your site will almost certainly create damage or get themselves harmed. Warning signs arent simply for construction site workers. They must be displayed in the most obvious places, or ones that would deter any would-be trouble makers. Ladders must be lowered, and immediate access to higher levels of the site must be taken away. Usually, break-ins to construction sites take place in the dark. Therefore, any open holes must be covered, and drop offs protected.

You simply must store your materials and equipment properly. General order is important, as well as smaller considerations. You must make sure you deal with rubbish effectively. Waste disposal is very important, and spills should be deal with swiftly. Bear in mind, many spillages on construction sites will be of a flammable nature, and must be dealt with immediately.

And there, of course, there are fire extinguishers. Any Construction Safety Audit will require fire extinguishers to be properly placed, maintained and checked. All materials of a flammable nature should be stored and labeled properly. In the unfortunate event of a fire, the fire department number should be properly and regularly signposted throughout the site.

If your construction site has a confined space, which many do, you need to consider it carefully. In this situation, you will have to prove that you have trained everyone appropriately on health and safety. Remember you have a requirement to obtain and show the correct permits in many cases. You will also be aware of the necessity of a standby person. This person must have the appropriate training, and must be taking the appropriate precautions.

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) rules should be adhered to at all times. This is the main cause of accidents on site. This will be assessed during your Construction Safety Audit. This means you will have to show that employees are trained in use of PPE, as well as being accomplished and certified. Every instance where PPE can be used, it should be used. Similarly, correct on-site sanitation and drinking water must be provided by any site. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in a Construction Safety Audit going badly for the entire site.

Fulfil all the requirements of an audit and you probably won’t have any accidents on your site. That’s what everyone involved wants, but sometimes accidents do just happen. Remember that these rules are here to help you, not hinder your work in any way. If you see something that goes against any health and safety issues, get in touch with your site manager quickly. Remember, one mistake, if considered severe enough, can close any site, which means you and your workmates will cannot work on the site.

Utility of College Management Software India

College requisites in terms of management differ from those demanded by school. Hence, the ERP software for college is prepared with functional modules to improve academic management experience.

Despite their common functioning of learning institutes, there is a level of distinction in the approach adopted by them. Particularly, in the context of college, it can be stated that its management is complex as compared to schools or other learning campuses. This difference is primarily due to provisions and advanced amenities offered to the students, staff members as well as all the beneficiaries of college. Hence, the need of ERP software becomes dire for minimizing manual efforts by automating the management functions. As a matter of fact, handling all the daily processes of university or learning institutes can become much simplified by installation of college software.

Since, the automated functionality of this ERP solution has compatibility with all systems of learning institutes, software is reliable. In the modern era, it has removed all the glitches those used to persist in the path of college management. Most of these issues either cropped due to singlehanded functioning or manual mismanagement. This was the underlying reason behind emergence of college management software India which in turn has led to improvised scenario in terms of integrating all the tasks. First of all, the major contribution to increased turnover of colleges of this software is its user friendly interface. This interface has specifically defined modules according to all the departments of college so that all the functions get processed in a smooth pattern.

In order to understand the utility of college ERP software, it will be suitable to take a look at its common attributes:

Front desk management: This module is designed to monitor all the front desk operations in an automated manner. In short, entire paperwork has now undergone touch of virtualization which has led to easy implementation. Whether it is keeping a record of visitors, compiling administrative data or maintaining confidential data, the advanced methodology of academic management software India has improved accessibility experience of personnel.

Admission management: Admission process is one of the pivotal processes of learning campuses. Hence, to avoid inconvenience, this module for managing admission process and related tasks has been competitively included in the single platform of college management software. The administrative officials can efficiently complete the admission process in simplified manner by using this module.

Fee management: Monitoring quarterly, monthly or annual fee along with its other constituents can become tough if manual process has been applied. This might either delay performance of the officials or calculation based errors can lead to mismanaged results. Therefore, fee management is the resourceful module of college management software India which has led to quicker results.

Student and staff management: Students and staff members can be managed with the respective modules determined to utilize the real-time information for administrative records.

Library management: College library is very crucial department which serves as resource centre for students to access study material according to their course. They can issue books for certain period of time yet manual library management proves to be tiring. Therefore, this module of college management software serves the purpose of managing library functions easily.

In a nutshell, this ERP solution for college is definite aid for the academic management.

College management software India designed and developed by HR Software Solutions incorporates the facilities of management of resources though Academic management software India .

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Singapore Real Estate Investment

Real estate investment is about finding good deals; the crux is that money is made when you purchase.

Real estate investments are often treated as one the best ways of investing money. However, what you are looking for is not just any real estate investment, but real estate investment that can give you good returns. By real estate investment we mean investing money into property i.e. buying property at a low price and selling it at a higher price so as to make a profit out of it. So the most important part of good real estate investment is to get hold of such properties which can give you good returns.

Now, how can you get these potential profit-making deals?

1. Your first avenue for finding good deals is the local newspaper (the property newspaper). Just search for properties that are listed directly by the owners who want to avoid paying commission to the real estate brokers. Since the owner is saving on the commission that they would otherwise have to pay to the broker, they would probably be able to offer a lower price to you and be more open to negotiations.

2. You could also place your own wanted ad in the local newspapers. On the same lines, you could use internet to search for the real estate investment avenues. In fact, you would be astonished by the number of real estate investment opportunities you are able to locate on the internet. Not only that, searching for real estate investment opportunities (i.e. property for sale) is much easier on internet than anywhere else.

3. Another good way to hunt for real estate investment opportunities is by using the services of real estate brokers. Some people use real estate agents as their first (and maybe the only) touch point for getting real estate investment opportunities. The real estate agents act as information hub for people looking to buy property. In fact, a lot of sellers find it much more convenient to sell their properties by listing it with real estate agents.

4. Multiple listings service (MLS as known in the real estate industry) is another good way to find real estate investment opportunities. Since the multiple listing book is provided only to the real estate agents and not to the general public (unless you are very lucky), all the cream (good real estate investment opportunities) would have already been taken before you get to see the book. The key here is to look for expired listings that didnt get converted to a deal.

5. Another good way to get a property, that is a good real estate investment, is to look for foreclosures by banks or to visit public auctions. You can generally get a good deal here. Divorce settlements are another good real estate investment opportunity.

To sum up, real estate investment is really about knowing where to look. And finding good deals does require some effort.

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Sales Letter , General Purpose Sales Letter

A sales letter is considered as an important marketing tool which endorses the product in a rather informal way.

Since many years, a lot of marketing and advertising firms have developed so much that they are helping bigger and different kinds of companies to get their decided clients. There are a lot of publicity campaigns that advertise through all Medias. Sales letters are considered one of the latest and an effective marketing tool. Now the companies are able to understand the importance of such documents.

There has to be something new and creative every time. This is because people get bored easily nowadays because of the typical kinds of ads. There is so much that we see in media that you must be a creative enough to seek attention of the targeted customers. If you just create some typical ad, people would not even bother to notice it, and your initiative would be wasted.
Now here the sales letters step in. They are actually more of business kinds of letters. Though the communicating style is different, as the writer tends to be very personal and build an informal conversation with the reader. Surveys suggest that informal letters are readers favorite and sales letters do that in every sense.

What is the purpose of this letter?
Every letter has a purpose or a reason behind it. In case of sales letter, the basic purpose is to convince them in a way to purchase their product.
Asking people to buy products through the medium of letters is more challenging as compared to convincing through a small discussion. If these letters strike the right cord of the consumers, then your product is on the way of getting sold out.
These kinds of letters are scripted in such a way that it influences the peoples mind effectively.
How to write these sales letters?
Considering the kind of content that has to be included in sales letter, it has to be to the point, clear and honest.
It is advisable to seek an experts advice regarding the intended content. Ask questions to yourself like, Will it attract my readers? Thus, if you are sure about the letter then proceed.
There are some tactics like using strong marketing terms to appeal to readers. Give an attractive title and write in such a way that it should engage the reader till the last word of the letter.
Offer the reader some best deals which will again attract him/ her.
Avoid lengthy letters. Dont use long sentences. Keep it as short as possible, and try to convey your message briefly instead of spending lots of time of the reader to read.
If your sales letter is able to communicate the desired message in a few seconds or a minute, then the letter has perfectly served its purpose of endorsing the product following it to buy it.
Consider sales letter as the last opportunity to attract the consumer. Thus be influential enough to interact with the reader and develop a good communication.

Handy Stress Management For Teens Tactics – What Is Involved

Anxiety are an very real area of presence. It doesn’t matter exactly much your try to prevent it, tension normally is able to to follow you just about everywhere your turn actually at graduate college. Being accepted into into a system of the solution will leave you with all the concerns of having to pick holiday accommodation, buy seats, and make for grad school. Scholastic stressors are there as well, in addition to services challenges and private trouble. It is very important to spot worry punctually and then also to work along with it. Generating a personalized statement, which describes their hopes and needs, is actually a worry factor too. But information technology is crucial which you plan your own essay nicely by inserting to a few steps for individual documents.

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Handy Stress Management For Teens Tactics – What Is Involved

You can deal with stress providing you diagnose it. How do you spot indications and symptoms of anxiety? should you decide encounter any from the the next then chances are you do have actually anxiety signs and symptoms. These indicators include straightforward to resist through aromatherapy, yoga exercises, physical exercise, heated bubble bathing, and energy management planning. You will find many additional processes to cope with stress like browsing novels and journals, achieving out to friends, and going over your trouble honestly. Get a hold of a solution that befits you. Limiting new stress doesnt mean doing away with stressors from their life. Information Technology indicates creating positive tactics for overcoming with worry to abstain from bad consequences.

But stating yes to every single thing comes at a price a lot more stress and a bit less freedom. Discover how to demand energy on your own without feeling at fault. To help your all through the tension of hard period, your will need a robust friendly service network comprised of friends, family and peers. This differs from an assistance party, and is oftentimes a planned fulfilling operate by a psychological state professional. Worry can make your locks fall excessively and result in one to miss rest, and information technology can additionally seriously impact your cardio well-being. Determine how to gauge and manage new stress for best center health.

Anxiety can feel uplifting or negative, dependant regarding the cause and whether or not someone try ready to handle the predicament. See budget and suggestions to be aware of the issues of worry, and just what measures you can just take to regulate and reduce different stresses in your life. Exactly how to control worry was a definitely preferred subject matter nowadays. If you have perform stress you can go to the webpage for precise detail on how to deal with job new stress.

Chronic worry is a literal adversary to the health and it results from a wide array of channels such as financial circumstances, relationships, and careers. What is the result? It sparks a weakening on the intellect in addition to the body. Warning signs can show as tiredness, uneasiness, and unhappiness. Long-term chronic worry develops an concurrent hormone responses that leads to premature aging, severely affects neurological chemistry, causes sex-related dysfunction, compromises metabolism, decreases energy, sites extra excess fat, and eventually can lead to the advancement of debilitating health problems and death. The connect in between chronic emotional stress and age-related ailments is currently well developed. If you should be having difficulties to work with triggers in your daily life you will have to speak to to someone you count on or somebody that can assist. Rising worry try connected to different, often times really serious wellbeing implications that can be averted in the event that source concerns is handled appropriately.

Green Data Centers – Ecofriendly Data Management

No matter which part of the word we talk about, computers have become a way of life for most of us. Adding to this, globalization of internet services has made it inevitable for businesses to maintain a notable web presence. Almost every company uses computers to facilitate its functions and improve its products and services. Considering the reliance we have on computers, it becomes safe to say that the need for efficient data management solutions is here to stay. When it comes to high performance data storage solutions, not every company can afford to have them in-house. Keeping this in mind, facilities dedicated to housing and leasing data storage solutions called data centers came into existence. However, due to the high emission level of these power hungry data warehouses, they have always been a threat to our planet’s ecological balance. To address these issues, Telecommunications Industry Association or TIA for short (the body governing data center architecture) revised the architectural norms of these data centers.

Data centers built under the revised norms are referred to as green data centers as they are much more ecofriendly than their traditional counterparts. While retaining old features such as redundant power and cooling, round the clock technical help, and highly secure data storage environment, the guidelines for the architecture of green data centers also require the providers to use lead free construction material, catalytic converters on power generators, solar panels for reducing dependence on conventional power generation methods and ecofriendly cooling system.

When looking for a data center provider, you must ensure that the data center you choose is built as per the new guidelines prescribed by TIA. Opting for traditional data center would do nothing but increase your company’s carbon footprints and contribute towards hampering the ecological balance of our dear planet. Furthermore, due to green data centers relatively newer than their traditional counterparts, chances are that you will find superior data storage solutions at these newer facilities.

If you think it is your duty to save the planet from the atrocities of rising pollution, you can easily find a suitable green data center provider using any web search engine. However, before you close a deal, always consider factors such as the facility’s record uptime, vulnerability of the area to natural calamities and their past record. To help you make up your mind, it is recommended to go through reviews written by viable providers’ existing clients.

The author is an experienced Content writer and publisher on the topics related to green data centers and data center providers.