Adobe Photoshops its Headquarters Green

When Adobe started building its headquarters in 1996 green buildings were not yet all the rage. After California's 2001 energy crisis they started thinking about retrofitting, and are now the first renovation of a major office building to achieve LEED platinum. They changed landscaping and reduced water usage by 75%; converted urinals to waterless models; recylcle 95% of their waste and added sophisticated controls on lighting and HVAC. Not only is it green but it saves a million bucks a year in operating costs. Good photospread at ::Cnet

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