Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Microsoft Carbon Reduction Targets

A blog by Microsoft's Chief Environmental Strategist has revealed that Steve Ballmer has made an announced to employees that the company has set a goal to reduce its carbon emissions per unit of revenue by at least 30% by 2012, compared with 2007 levels.

The idea is to achieve the goal by improving energy use in buildings and operations, reducing air travel and increasing use of renewable energy. As you would expect, leveraging software and technology is seen as key. Specific aspects mentioned were advances in building operations, expansion of Unified Communications tools to continuing reducing travel and looking for new ways to reduce the use of resources in data center design, build and operation.

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