/>
X

Photos: Green tech giants

Google and Microsoft work to reduce energy use and promote sustainability as product battle heats up.
|
bill-detwiler.png
|
Topic: Google
15261.jpg
1 of 13 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

Staircase

A staircase of sustainably forested wood graces Building 43 of Google's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. The walls of the building are layered with nontoxic cotton soundproofing material.

15262.jpg
2 of 13 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

Open space

Whimsical remnants from the days when Google's campus belonged to SGI. Google opened up the space, turning multiple stories into a loft-like environment.

15263.jpg
3 of 13 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

Light and airy

Google's Building 43 is light and airy, featuring natural wood and recyclable carpet.

15264.jpg
4 of 13 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

Air ducts

Building 43 on Google's campus is a testament to Earth- and human-friendly characteristics. Exposed air ducts illustrate the company's function-over-form philosophy.

15265.jpg
5 of 13 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

Tent office

Google's Building 43 features a prototype tent office.

15266.jpg
6 of 13 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

Scooters

Electric scooters and bicycles make Google headquarters look more like a university campus than an office complex.

15267.jpg
7 of 13 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

Hounds and happiness

Allowing Google employees to bring their dogs to work makes for a healthy, happy environment, say Googlers.

15268.jpg
8 of 13 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

Shuttle

Free, wireless-Internet-equipped shuttle buses take Google workers from San Francisco and other cities to Mountain View.

15269.jpg
9 of 13 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

Solar panels

An Olympic-size array of solar panels on the roof of Microsoft's Mountain View, Calif., campus.

15270.jpg
10 of 13 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

Recycled carpet

Office and hallway floors at Microsoft's campus in Mountain View are covered with carpet made from recycled materials.

15271.jpg
11 of 13 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

Water fountain

An outdoor water fountain sculpture at Microsoft's Mountain View campus.

15272.jpg
12 of 13 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

Open area

Open area at Microsoft's campus in Mountain View.

15273.jpg
13 of 13 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

Free shuttle

A free shuttle transports Microsoft workers in Mountain View.

Related Galleries

Linux turns 30: The biggest events in its history so far
05-debian.jpg

Related Galleries

Linux turns 30: The biggest events in its history so far

Working with the Cat S62 Pro and its thermal imaging camera
cat-s62-pro-flir-use-12.jpg

Related Galleries

Working with the Cat S62 Pro and its thermal imaging camera

Google Pixel Buds A Series review: in pictures
google-pixel-budsa-9.jpg

Related Galleries

Google Pixel Buds A Series review: in pictures

Incipio Grip case for Google Pixel 4a 5G: Enhanced grip and 14 feet drop protection
incipio-grip-pixel-4a-5g-1.jpg

Related Galleries

Incipio Grip case for Google Pixel 4a 5G: Enhanced grip and 14 feet drop protection

ZAGG Pixel 4a 5G hands-on: Cases and screen protectors for Google's affordable 5G phone
zagg-pixel-4a-5g-1.jpg

Related Galleries

ZAGG Pixel 4a 5G hands-on: Cases and screen protectors for Google's affordable 5G phone

Top 10 Google Chrome plugins for 2020 -- in pictures
LastPass

Related Galleries

Top 10 Google Chrome plugins for 2020 -- in pictures

Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise
Windows running on Chromebooks

Related Galleries

Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise