Every week after saying plans for a historic redevelopment of its original Redmond, Wash., headquarters, Microsoft this morning unveiled plans to overtake its 32-acre campus in Mountain View, Calif., saying the revamped facility will obtain new environmental milestones for tech office buildings.
The corporate, which employs greater than 2,000 folks within the Bay Space, just lately broke floor on the 643,000-square-foot undertaking to modernize its Silicon Valley campus. The redevelopment features a 4-acre “residing roof” with plant species chosen to enrich the close by Stevens Creek habitat, along with glass-encased buildings that will allow the usage of pure mild within the workspaces on campus.
As well as, Microsoft says it will be the primary tech firm to attain “net zero non-potable water certification” from the Dwelling Constructing Problem, utilizing a water administration system that captures rainwater and places non-potable water into use greater than as soon as, leveraging an onsite wastewater remedy plant.
Microsoft is competing for expertise towards Silicon Valley tech giants together with Fb, Google and Apple, which this 12 months opened its new “spaceship” Apple Park campus in Cupertino. The Redmond firm says its new Silicon Valley campus will embrace a convention middle and theater with a Microsoft Expertise Middle to reveal its newest know-how advances.
The brand new Microsoft Silicon Valley campus is scheduled to be prepared for occupancy in December 2019.