Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services group run our global data centers. As part of their work building out data centers around the world to support the growth of online services they are at the vanguard of designing large-scale facilities that are good for both the business and the environment.

They’ve published their Top Ten Best Business Practices for Environmentally Sustainable Data Centers white paper which shares their learnings from this work.

The Microsoft Global Foundation Services team is taking significant steps in four areas important to environmental sustainability:

  • Using recycled resources whenever practical
  • Using renewable resources to power our data centers
  • Reducing waste in operations
  • Taking part in industry environmental groups

You can read the white paper here.