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100% Renewable Energy for Dell Headquarters

If you’re an eco-friendly fan of Dell computer products, then you’ll be happy to know that its 2.1 million square foot headquarters building in Austin, Texas is completely powered by alternative energy.

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Dell has partnered with Waste Management’s Austin Community Landfill, which supplies 40% of its gas-to-energy needs, and with TXU Energy to supply the rest of its wind-generated power.

Dell Goes Green

The President of Dell, Paul Bell, stated, ‘It’s time for our industry to take a lead role in creating a clean energy future.’

So in addition to having the headquarters go green, other Dell green efforts include:

  • Increasing its green power at the Austin Parmer Campus from 8%-17%
  • Replacing inefficient lighting and air conditioning units in buildings
  • Powering its Twin Falls, Idaho facility with 97% wind power and 3% solar power

The company also hopes to go carbon neutral by the end of 2008 by being more energy efficient and purchasing renewable power.

You can read the entire story here.

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Dell is making great strides with their environmental efforts. They have a Plant a Tree Program, in which every purchase you make plants a tree, you can recycle your old Dell computer to minimize your carbon footprint and you can choose from a wide range of green laptops and desktops.

Let’s thank Dell for helping with the fight against global warming.

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