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Improving building design
As one of the world's largest technology companies, we know the impact our operations have on resources. We work to reduce our environmental footprint by using office space more efficiently and improving building design. Sustainable features like increased use of natural light save energy and reducing our carbon emissions; they also create more comfortable and productive workspaces for employees.
In 2011 three HP facilities were certified by U.S. Green Building Council LEED®, an internationally recognized green building program. These include our Hockley data center in Texas and our Finnish headquarters at Espoo. HP offices in Gurgaon, India and manufacturing sites at Kiryat Gat, Israel, and Singapore are earning LEED certification.
We also share this knowledge with customers, helping them design and build LEED-certified data center facilities. As of April 2012, HP Critical Facilities Services has designed more than 60 percent of all LEED-certified data centers worldwide, reducing energy consumption and operating costs for many leading companies.
In Ojima, Japan we consolidated five buildings into one. We introduced many sustainable design features in the new facility including water-efficient landscaping, better use of natural ventilation and lighting, wastewater and rain water recycling, and recycled building materials.
As part of our sustainable building design program, all HP project managers use a checklist that ensures they consider energy use, materials, waste management, and water efficiency when planning office improvements. We continue to look for ways to design more efficient buildings and share this knowledge with customers.