We’re excited to share a sneak preview of Microsoft’s new Thermal Energy Center (TEC) and the innovative and sustainable design methods being used on the modernization project.
- Aligning with Microsoft’s goals to be carbon free by 2030, this fully electric plant is expected to reduce energy consumption on campus by over 50% compared to a typical utility plant.
- By centralizing the heating and cooling into one location (rather than having individual units on each building), Microsoft anticipates an energy cost-savings of roughly 30%.
- Annual water savings will total over 8 million gallons – enough water to fill over a dozen Olympic-sized swimming pools.
- Yearly carbon savings will be equivalent to removing roughly 1,000 passenger cars from the road.