Innovating, then sharing

At Facebook, sharing and collaborating is in our DNA — and we know by working in the open and collaborating with others, we can advance sustainable practices globally. We’re proud to play a role in bringing together the industry to pursue ambitious goals in order to protect the environment – including our commitments to the We Are Still In coalition to achieve 100% renewable energy and reduce GHG emissions 75% by 2020.

In 2011, we helped found the Open Compute Project (OCP), a community of engineers around the world whose mission is to foster more openness, more innovation, and a greater focus on energy efficiency in computing technologies.

Through OCP, we’ve shared the full physical layers of our data center stack with the community including the building, cooling, power, battery, open rack, networking, compute, and storage. By open sourcing our hyper-efficient designs, we enable companies of all sizes to use energy more efficiently and drive efficiency improvements across the industry. Today, there are nearly 200 OCP members.

Today nearly 200 companies are part of the OCP community, which collaboratively strives to make infrastructure technology more efficient and scalable.

The same philosophy drove Facebook to get involved in the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance. The coalition—led by World Resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund, Rocky Mountain Institute and Business for Social Responsibility—is working across customers, energy suppliers, and policymakers to identify barriers to buying renewable energy and then develop solutions that meet rapidly growing corporate demand. We work with other energy customers in REBA to provide utilities with insight into the renewable energy solutions corporations need . With our goal of powering our own operations with 100% renewable energy by 2020, we are also proud to be part of RE100— a collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to increase demand for – and delivery of – renewable energy.