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Three Lessons on Energy-Efficient Lighting Design from Facebook

Three Lessons on Energy-Efficient Lighting Design from Facebook

As I enter the first completed building of Facebook's brand-new office campus in Menlo Park, Calif., I'm greeted by a scene that feels fresh but distinctly familiar. An exposed steel beam punctuates a hallway. Ventilation ducts and ethernet cables run across the ceiling in full view, like veins and neural pathways. Purple knit beanbag chairs sit with other funky furnishings on concrete floors. Open-plan office spaces enable conversation and collaboration with an easy swivel of chairs. Yes, these are unmistakable hallmarks of Facebook, a company whose office design is an extension (and enabler) of its culture: social, young, scrappy, innovative and unfinished. I'm part of a team of three EDF Climate Corps fellows at Facebook this summer looking at ways to make the company's new 1 million-square-foot office campus more energy efficient. One of my responsibilities is lighting...

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