Apple for fairly a while has proven an arguably unmatched dedication amongst tech firms in direction of the surroundings. With that in thoughts, Apple earlier right now introduced that each single Apple construction runs on 100% renewable vitality, from Apple’s model new spaceship campus all the way down to the corporate’s knowledge facilities and chain of retail shops. In impact, Apple is setting a brand new bar for environmental duty. Incidentally, the truth that Apple reached the 100% mark this 12 months isn’t all that shocking on condition that Apple final 12 months famous that 96% of its amenities had been operating on renewable vitality.
Word of the achievement got here by way of a press launch alongside a Fast Company interview with Apple govt Lisa Jackson.
“We’re dedicated to leaving the world higher than we discovered it. After years of arduous work we’re proud to have reached this important milestone,” Tim Cook defined. “We’re going to maintain pushing the boundaries of what’s potential with the supplies in our merchandise, the way in which we recycle them, our amenities and our work with suppliers to ascertain new artistic and forward-looking sources of renewable vitality as a result of we all know the long run is dependent upon it.”
And in an effort to extend environmental duty throughout the business and down the provision chain, Apple additionally notes that 23 of its suppliers now intend to function on 100% renewable vitality.
As for a number of the renewable vitality tasks Apple has been engaged on, the corporate lists the next examples:
- Apple Park, Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, is now the most important LEED Platinum-certified workplace constructing in North America. It is powered by 100 p.c renewable vitality from a number of sources, together with a 17-megawatt onsite rooftop photo voltaic set up and 4 megawatts of biogas gas cells, and managed by a microgrid with battery storage. It additionally offers clear vitality again to the general public grid in periods of low occupancy.
- Over 485 megawatts of wind and photo voltaic tasks have been developed throughout six provinces of China to handle upstream manufacturing emissions.
Apple just lately introduced plans to construct a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art knowledge heart in Waukee, Iowa, that may run totally on renewable vitality from day one.
- In Prineville, Oregon, the corporate signed a 200-megawatt energy buy settlement for an Oregon wind farm, the Montague Wind Power Project, set to come back on-line by the tip of 2019.
- In Reno, Nevada, Apple created a…