Reducing Energy Consumption at Microsoft by Microsoft

Microsoft aspires to use its purchasing power, research, and development and technology to change how Microsoft – and ultimately the world – consumes energy. The company has purchased more than 1 gigawatt of renewable energy and have renewable energy projects on three continents. In its datacenters, it pilots cutting-edge fuel cell research and energy-storage batteries inside. Microsoft has also increased the energy efficiency of its devices and leveraged the energy saving capabilities of Windows 10 to provide a better user experience while reducing consumer energy use. Lastly, its Factory of the Future solar panel installation, combined with the smart building system in one of its largest supplier’s facilities is projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (in CO2e) by approximately three million pounds annually.