There’s major action in the data center world, with all sorts of facilities aiming for energy-efficient centers and LEED buildings. Cisco, led by the undeniably approachable CEO John Chambers, is embarking on a plan to green their business. It kind of feels like a revival of the old Japanese, waste-elimination era, but there’s progress in areas other than efficiency. Here’s what they’re doing:
- 17,400 sf office in Chesterfield Ridge Center (St. Louis Regional Sales HQ) received LEED certification;
- Their Carbon to Collaboration Initiative aims to reduce company GHG emissions from air travel by 10 %;
- They hired Paul Marcoux, one of the founders of The Green Grid, to drive green initiatives inside and outside the company – he’s become known as the company "Green Guru."
Yes, the greening of business is something we’re going to keep seeing. ##