For the first time in its history, Facebook has revealed the carbon footprint, energy mix and energy use emissions of its data centers and global offices.
- Facebook’s total energy use from office space, data centers and
other facilities was approximately 532 million kWh in2011.
- The company's carbon footprint – from data centers, office
space, employee commuting, employee air travel, data center construction and
server transportation – totaled approximately 285,000 metric tonnes of
- The total annual carbon footprint per monthly active Facebook
user is 269 grams. According to the company, this means that one person’s Facebook
use for all of 2011 had roughly the same carbon footprint as three large
Facebook’s energy mix in 2011 was 23% clean and renewable, 27% coal, 17% natural gas, 13% nuclear and 20% uncategorized.