Dell fuels HQ with renewable energy
Dell Computer's headquarters is now powered entirely with renewable energy.
The 2.1 million-square-foot HQ in Texas has 60 per cent of its energy generated by wind power and 40 per cent from a landfill gas-to-energy plant.
Paul Bell, president of Dell, said: "It's time for our industry to take a lead role in creating a clean energy future. Today, we are challenging every technology company to work with their suppliers and partners in integrating green power and energy-efficient strategies into their operations."
It is the second Dell building to be fuelled completely from renewable energy. In Idaho they power a call centre using 97 per cent power from the wind and three per cent from solar power.
Mr Bell added that the renewable energy is also saving the company money, saying: "We're using green technology to drive operating expense down."
In September 2007, Dell announced it would make all company owned and leased facilities "carbon neutral" in 2008.
Article Date: 07 April 2008
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