OneLab Initiative: Building Environmentally Sustainable Development Labs

Onelab initiative is a partnership between Microsoft IT and other groups within Microsoft to create better paradigm for Research & Development Labs for product groups. First, major milestone of this cross- team initiative is creation of state-of-the-art, green facility to support R & D efforts of product groups within the company. Redmond Ridge is Microsoft’s first […]

Onelab initiative is a partnership between Microsoft IT and other groups within Microsoft to create better paradigm for Research & Development Labs for product groups. First, major milestone of this cross- team initiative is creation of state-of-the-art, green facility to support R & D efforts of product groups within the company. Redmond Ridge is Microsoft’s first purpose-built R & D Lab facility specifically designed to consolidate computer labs from the main, Redmond campus, and house servers used in development & testing of its software products. When loaded to full capacity, Redmond Ridge 1 will reduce both Microsoft’s operational energy use and costs, while also helping to deliver an overall carbon savings of 12,000 metric tons per year:

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