Microsoft Builds a Green Campus to Save Costs and Reduce Carbon Footprint

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Microsoft Builds a Green Campus to Save Costs and Reduce Carbon Footprint

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As a follow-up to the opening of our Redmond Ridge computer lab last week I wanted to share details of another case study for incorporating environmental sustainability into the construction and operation of Microsoft’s expanded campus in China. The project is expected to provide a return on investment in terms of cost savings, cost avoidance, and strategic value.

Microsoft IT worked with other Microsoft teams to build and run a green campus in Shanghai. The teams focused on deriving benefits from the following elements of the campus: offices, data center, labs, desktop and laptop computers, virtual collaboration.

The projected savings from this project are:

  • Reduced electricity consumption of up to 47 million kWh
  • Total cost avoidance of about $1.6 million
  • Total cost savings of about $663,000
  • Reduction of about 14.6 kg of CO2 emissions
  • You can get more details at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee441240.aspx

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