Apple Park Now Runs on 100 Percent Renewable Energy
Andrew Jares Oldfield began his career as a project manager for a commercial property owner, and started working at Atlanta-based Holder Construction Company in 2016. As a construction superintendent, Andrew Jares Oldfield oversees daily inspection and technical analysis during the completion of Apple Park in Cupertino, California.
The process of building Apple’s new headquarters adheres to the tech company’s pledge to use renewable energy within its buildings. In fact, Apple has announced that the new Cupertino campus is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
This is made possible by biogas fuel cells and a 17-megawatt solar array installed on the building’s rooftop. Energy through these installations is then distributed by a microgrid complete with battery storage.
The tech company also announced that Apple Park is now the largest office building in North America with a LEED Platinum certification, the highest earned by projects that seek building and energy solutions to support the environment.
Since 2014, Apple data centers have been powered by 100 percent renewable energy.