ANN ARBOR — Online Tech Inc. Tuesday announced that its Flint data center is the first to earn the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification.

The certification signifies that the center performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

“Online Tech prioritized an investment in energy efficient improvements last year,” said Jason Yaeger, Online Tech director of operations. “The benefits affect our company, our clients, and the environment — a win-win-win situation.”

Online Tech improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to its Mid-Michigan data center.   “Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s industrial facilities is critical to protecting our environment,” said Jean Lupinacci, chief of the Energy Star commercial and Industrial branch. “From the plant floor to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their facilities more efficient and earning EPA’s Energy Star certification.”

Online Tech has achieved balancing a fully redundant and audited IT infrastructure while meeting national energy efficiency standards. Online Tech’s Mid-Michigan data center facility has all of the proper data center power, network infrastructure, security and cooling capacity in place to provide high availability hosting and a secure, audited hosting environment fit to suit a variety of compliance needs, including PCI and HIPAA.

Energy Star was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the Energy Star label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of Energy Star, saved $18 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 34 million vehicles.

For more information about Energy Star for industrial buildings, visit

For more information about Online Tech’s Mid-Michigan data center, including detailed specifications, visit

Online Tech offers private cloud hosting, managed cloud hosting, hybrid cloud hosting, managed dedicated servers, disaster recovery and offsite backup services, and Michigan colocation. It is fully certified under HIPAA, PCI, SAS 70 Type II, SSAE 16 Type II (SOC 1), SOC 2, and SOC 3 audits and reports.

For more information, call (877) 740-5028 or email


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