Data Centers

Photos: The 20 greenest data centers in the world

​3. Facebook

Facebook has custom engineered every part of its data centers to save energy and water by installing water-saving appliances, using native plant species for landscaping, and engineering systems that need minimal cooling and power.

Every data center Facebook has built since 2013 has been run on 100% clean and renewable energy, and any future data centers have to meet that criteria as well.

Facebook has also made a commitment to be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2020.

SEE: Green tech initiatives: Best practices and breakthroughs (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

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