Dell Oklahoma City Goes 100 Percent Green

A few minutes ago, our dedicated facilities team wrote the latest chapter in our effort to become the ‘greenest’ technology company on the planet. We’re partnering with Oklahoma Gas and Electric to power our our 240,000 square-foot campus in Oklahoma City with 100 percent wind energy. Anyone who has spent time in the Sooner State knows of its unrelenting winds, and as the United States embarks on a historic project to develop its green infrastructure and economy, regional features like Oklahoma's infamous gusts are now being recognized as valuable natural resources; ones that do not pollute and will not run out. The wind-powered campus is expected to avoid nearly 5,100 tons of CO2 emissions per year. With today's announcement, Dell now sources about 35 percent of its U.S. energy use from green power and approximately 20 percent globally.

We also announced today a plan to reduce our facilities' emissions worldwide by 40 percent by 2015. This ambitious goal builds on our carbon-neutrality achievement last year and will be met by continuing our energy-efficiency efforts, investing in on-site renewable-energy projects and partnering with utility providers. We've said before that opportunities for greater efficiency exist within every aspect of our operations, whether they are immediately apparent or not, and we extend an invitation to join us in our green efforts. Let us know in the comments section of this blog or via IdeaStorm

It's the result of this collaboration and exchange of ideas with our customers that help fuel our green initiatives. With your continued input, our environmental programs will continue to grow and our business and the planet will be better off for it. Thank you for all the great ideas and keep them coming. We look forward to hearing from you.

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