As you may know, Google likes to pitch themselves as one of the greeniest tech firms out there. The notion has its merrits. They went through great lengths constructing an innovative system of heat exchangers and pipes that return water into the Gulf of Finland at temperatures similar to intake, thus minimizing impact on environment. Likewise, Google hired a bunch of award-winning green designers from Sydney to Stuttgart to come up with an environment-savvy 600,000-square-feet office for rookies near Shoreline Boulevard. It’s gonna be a self-sustaining building that will require no heating, cooling or mechanical ventilation, plus it’ll operate at near-zero emission. Those two examples are just a tip of the iceberg. Google’s green team lead Anthony Ravitz took it upon himself to summarize his employee’s green strides and the company put together a nifty little video explaining why using theirs – not the other companies’ services – helps preserve the environment.
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