Edward Palmieri, head of global sustainability at Meta, and Nethra Rajendran, Net Zero Analyst at GreenBiz Group, discuss Meta’s commitment to become water positive by 2030.
“Climate change is exacerbated by water stress around the globe. When it comes to this precious resource, we know that we have a responsibility as members of the global community — and in the local communities where we operate — to use less, and to be water positive,” says Palmieri, who notes that currently, Meta data centers are 80% more water efficient than industry average.
Adds Palmieri, “Our Meta offices are 38% more water efficient than the LEED baseline, which is what we use to evaluate our criteria. So we know that we are starting from a really strong efficiency space. And then we want to make sure that beyond that, we’re putting back the water we consume through our operations.”
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