About 75% of Apple offices around the world, including its headquarters in Cupertino, California, “are fed” from renewable energy sources – the number of “green buildings” is twice more than last year.
Apple reported on its environmental page that the company, like many others today, strives to reduce any adverse impact on the environment.
The new data center in Maiden , North Carolina, is a good example to minimize the impact on the environment. The building is designed so, that the power consumption is reduced to a minimum, as its main sources are solar, wind, hydro and geothermal energy.
In 2012, the data center was certified by the LEED Platinum under the control of the US Green Building Council. The main aim of Apple now is the highest use of different renewable energy sources to run the data centers in Maiden . “We want to ensure that 100% of the energy comes from such sources to all our facilities”.
At its California headquarters, the company already uses powerful fuel mechanisms and roofs integrated with solar PV systems. “We also reduced energy consumption by more than 30%, as our occupied territories increased by 12%. In 2012, we managed to increase the share of renewable energy by 12%, while in 2010 it was only 35%. ”
Apple also said, that the recycled plastic, paper, biopolymers and plant-based inks can be used in their new products.