According to Jack Cookson, a research analyst at BuildZoom, his company’s business specialty involves collecting all building permits from around the country, a daunting venture which sometimes reveals interesting results on companies like Facebook. A search recently led company researchers to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, writes Cookson, “…and we couldn’t resist investigating what has […]
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Construction of a new US Facebook data center is well underway at 4500 Like Way in Fort Worth, Texas. Permit information reveals that the development began back in May 2015 under the alias “Project Ernst” reports San Francisco-based BuildZoom, a commercial and residential construction data firm tracking national building permit activity. The Facebook data center aims to […]
The Facebook game Power House may finally make all those hours spent mindlessly playing games online pay off! The object of the game is to guide a family of four through daily activities using as little energy as possible. It is addicting and challenging, and teaches players how to save energy in real life. The […]
Kayla Evans recently wrote to GBE, presenting this infographic: “How Social Media is Destroying Productivity.” She concluded, “If you like it and think it’s a fit, I would love for you to share it.” Initially believed a subject like this was pretty far-afield from the expectations of our readership. I reconsidered this notion, however, especially when considering the […]
Facebook and Opower have teamed together with the Natural Resources Defense Council to create a social energy app for Facebook that they hope will help raise awareness of energy consumption and efficiency. Those who use the app will be able to compare their energy use with a national average of similar homes, as well as those of their friends.
Facebook launched a new site in October to counter claims by Greenpeace that their new data center in Oregon would be run by coal-produced electricity.