Yahoo! Goes Green: Sunnyvale HQ Awarded LEED Gold Plaque; Launches Pilots Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

Last Wednesday, Yahoo's in Sunnyvale celebrated the dedication of the new LEED Gold Plaque for their Headquarters Campus, the launch of a pilot Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle carsharing program, and the annual Green Team Summer Fair!, informs Yaahoo.Yahoo said "We were thrilled to celebrate the news that Yahoo!'s entire headquarters campus has been awarded LEED Gold […]

Last Wednesday, Yahoo's in Sunnyvale celebrated the dedication of the new LEED Gold Plaque for their Headquarters Campus, the launch of a pilot Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle carsharing program, and the annual Green Team Summer Fair!, informs Yaahoo.

Yahoo said "We were thrilled to celebrate the news that Yahoo!'s entire headquarters campus has been awarded LEED Gold certification under the US Green Building Council's standards for Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance. Yahoo! was further honored to receive the first LEED Gold designation ever given to a multi-building office campus under this standard."

Yahoo writes "Yahoo's Sunnyvale campus ranks among the top tier of buildings which make smart use of energy, water, natural gas, and other resources. Yahoo said their offices have been retrofitted to improve indoor lighting and air quality, and purchases of electronic equipment, furniture, cleaning supplies, and food were monitored to ensure compliance with LEED standards for local purchases, re-use, and recycling,"

WeCar Carsharing Program Pilots Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

Also, Yahoo! now offers "WeCar carsharing program in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, which enables employees to rent vehicles by the hour for day-time errands and trips. This month, Enterprise and Toyota have placed a pilot pre-release Plug-in Hybrid Prius at Yahoo! headquarters. From August through December 2011, Yahoos will be able to check out the Plug-In Hybrid Prius for personal use through the WeCar program," said Yahoo!.

Yahoo also hosted the Yahoo! Green Team hosted their 2011 annual Green Team Summer Fair in Sunnyvale, featuring local environmental organizations and spreading the word about our new office compost program.

Catch the video highlighting some of the Sunnyvales's green celebrations: