Solar panels, a garden to supply its cafe, and zipcars for employee use are the first arrows in Google's sustainable quiver, as the Internet giant teams with landlord, McKinley, to make its Ann Arbor office greener.
"At the five-story McKinley Towne Centre where Google operates its main Michigan office, a large array of rooftop solar panels are turning sunlight into clean energy. Work has begun to create an outdoor green space on another portion of the building's roof. And two vehicles from the car-sharing service Zipcar can be found in the parking lot, making it easier for employees to walk, bike or take the bus to work without having to worry about needing a car later in the day.Greenhouse veggies coming
Google also plans to transform part of the building's basement into a greenhouse. The vegetables grown there will be used by Google's chef for meals served in the company's café."
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