Google’s new campus – Google Bay View, will be the company’s first-ever campus to run its operations entirely free of carbon
Tech giant Google's new campus – Google Bay View, will be the company's first-ever campus to run its operations entirely free of carbon. The new campus has three squat buildings near the San Francisco Bay shoreline a few miles away from its headquarters in Mountain View, California. The first things people notice about the new campus are the roofs, which are blanketed with overlapping solar panels. Google calls this design Dragonscale, and it looks like a mystical beast.
The campus consists of thousands of concrete pillars connected to a geothermal battery and also has a storing heat unit to warm the building and water supply without natural gas. The roof panels are built with unique textured glass to prevent glare and canopies that emit glowing light into the spacious atria inside. Google will run its office and data center on electricity from clean sources around the clock.
Google has stated that its climate work will create around 20,000 clean energy jobs and will help to reduce carbon footprints in the cities. The company plans to open the campus in January for only a limited number of employees, depending on the pandemic.