Take a journey through Google’s data centers by following an email along its path. Along the way, find out how Google minimize the impact on the environment. START THE STORY OF SEND >
A better web is better for the environment, and Google is continuously getting greener by using resources efficiently and supporting renewable power. That means when you use Google products, you’re being better to the environment. See below some facts:
Google has eliminated its impact on climate change since 2007. At Google, people have worked hard to minimize the environmental impact of their services. In fact, to provide you with Google products for a month, Google servers use less energy per user than leaving a light on for 3 hours. If you add in Google renewable energy and offsets, their footprint is zero. And Google continues to find new ways to reduce its impact even further.
Google data centers use 50% less energy than the typical data center. When it comes to running Google company, they are constantly looking for ways to minimize their environmental impact. Google values being as efficient as possible in everything they do, from powering their data centers to getting Googlers to and from the office.
Google has invested over $915 million in renewable energy. At Google, they are striving to power their company with 100% renewable energy. In addition to the environmental benefits, Google sees renewable energy as a business opportunity and continue to invest in accelerating its development. Google believes that by powering the web with renewable energy, they are creating a better future for everyone.
The environmental impact of a business using Gmail is up to 80 times smaller. Gmail and Google Apps are helping businesses achieve their sustainability goals. All of Google’s products and services live in the “cloud” rather than on local servers. Because of Google efficiency efforts, their cloud is, well, greener. This means businesses that use Gmail, Google Apps for Business, and Google App Engine are greener too.