At a Glance


Internet, Software, Hardware and Technology Services

Project Type

Commercial Energy Efficiency




Palo Alto, CA

Esra Kucukciftci, Naveen Lakshmipathy, and Cynthia Shih spent this summer working as EDF Climate Corps fellows at Facebook to assess energy efficiency measures for the company’s new Menlo Park campus. Their work included identifying energy use benchmarks, efficiency opportunities and best practices for an integrated energy management system. The work of the three 2011 EDF Climate Corps fellows established Facebook’s energy baseline and provided Facebook with energy efficiency recommendations and an implementation strategy. Facebook now has an opportunity to eliminate 5100 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually and realize $770K in net operating savings.

Lakshmipathy focused his efforts on the lighting systems in office areas as well as Facebook’s café-kitchen mechanical systems. He presented Facebook with daylight utilization and lighting optimization controls to improve workspace efficiency and comfort. Lakshmipathy also provided Facebook with recommendations about food service technology solutions to improve the kitchens’ energy efficiency, air quality and noise levels.

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