Sustainability Initiatives at Google

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Sustainability initiatives at Google as of April 19, 2010.

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Sustainability Initiatives at Google

  1. 1. Michael Musgrove
  2. 2. Background “Do No Evil.”
  3. 3. Green-Tech Experiments Overview  Reducing footprints  Efficient computing  Employee programs  Tools for users
  4. 4. Reducing Footprint  RE<C  RechargeIT  Google Power Meter  Clean Energy 2030  Solar Panels  Google.org
  5. 5. Efficient Computing  Efficiency in:  Servers  Data Systems  Water management  Server retirement  Consortiums., Partnerships  GE  Climate Savers Computing Initiative  The Green Grid
  6. 6. How Efficient is Google? Activity # of Google Searches CO2 emissions of an average daily newspaper (100% recycled paper) 850 A glass of orange juice 1,050 One load of dishes in an Energy Star dishwasher 5,100 A five mile trip in the average U.S. automobile 10,000 A cheeseburger 15,000 Electricity consumed by the average US household in one month 3,100,000
  7. 7. Employee Programs  Bikes on Google campus  Biodiesel shuttles  Composting  G-fleet  Green design elements  Locally-grown food  Residential solar program  Self-powered commuter program
  8. 8. Tools for Users  Energy Saver gadget for Google Desktop  Google Sketch-Up  Google for Educators  Google Maps  Google Earth
  9. 9. Future of Google & the Experiment  Standouts:  Solar Panels  Solar Farm  GE Partnership  Water & Server management/recycling  Google Power Meter  Data Systems  Clean Energy 2030  Profitable?
  10. 10. More Information available: google.com/corporate/green Q & A

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