It’s Good to be Green

October 17, 2006


In a recent Fortune magazine article, Adobe is credited with being the first company ever to receive a platinum award from the non-profit US Green Build Council.

Adobe earned the award by retrofitting its existing office. Highlights include:

  • Adding fluorescent lights where incandescents were used before – Cost: $11,000, Annual Savings: $105,000
  • Motion sensors ensuring stairwells and alcoves are lit only when used – Cost to Implement: $89,831, Annual Savings: $24,475

Motion sensors…that just seems *so* obvious.

[Hat tip to Fortune, whose magazine I love and whose on-site search tool stinks.]


about the author

Co-Founder & CEO, FreshBooks Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. A lover of the outdoors, Mike has been bitten so many times it’s rumoured he’s the first human to have developed immunity to mosquitoes.