Drought resistant landscaping at Folsom played a big role, reducing water use by an average of 2 million gallons annually.
In 2014 and 2015, Intel reduced fresh water consumption by a third in Folsom, California – saving more than 80M gallons per year.
Intel stopped watering much of the landscaping by replacing all lawn with turf, bark, rock and drought-tolerant plants.
The campus replaced 1,500 rotors and 10,000 nozzles to make sure every valve and stem added to its water savings.
At peak production, the solar carport can cover about half of the campus’ electricity needs.
Folsom's 8.5 megawatt solar array is the nation’s largest solar carport with 2,850 covered spaces (as of 2016). The parking lot was redesigned to provide shade and off-set the site's electrical demand.
Not only does our solar carport generate energy, it also cools by providing shade to our employees and their parked vehicles.
Occupancy lighting controls in the site's conference rooms are activated by movement when people enter. They switch off when people leave the room, thereby saving energy.
On-site alternative energy resources, such as solar and fuel cells, provide a total generation capacity of about 9.25 megawatts.
Smart lighting based on occupancy and time of day cuts the site's energy use.
We have installed 30 electric vehicle charging stations across our campus.
Folsom campus recycled 66% of non-hazardous waste in 2016.
In 2016, the Folsom campus achieved a 52% site-wide volunteering participation rate, with its employees dedicating 216,000 hours to the community. These hours generated over $1.5M in Intel Involved Matching Grant funds for 300 local nonprofits and schools. In addition, a total of over $3M was donated by employees and matched by Intel to the community.
From 2013-16, Intel Folsom campus water savings has added up to
From 2013-16, the Folsom Campus cut its use of potable water by