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Amazon Announces Three New Renewable Energy Projects to Support AWS Global Infrastructure

Finger Lakes Times Summary SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2019--Today, Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced three new renewable energy projects as part of its long-term goal to power all Amazon Web Services (AWS) global infrastructure with renewable energy. These projects – one in...

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Amazon makes HQ2 official with Crystal City leases, Pentagon City buildings

Jeff Clabaugh, Washington's Top News Summary JBG Smith says Amazon has signed three Crystal City leases totaling 537,000 square feet for buildings at 241 18th St. South, 1800 South Bell St. and 1770 Crystal Drive. Amazon will begin moving into Northern Virginia in earnest by the end of 2020...

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Amazon system delivers data center waste heat

Tom Marseille, PE, Hon. AIA, LEED Fellow, Senior Vice President and Director of Built Ecology, WSP USA This article appears in the Q4 2017 edition of District Energy magazine . The e-commerce giant will achieve net-zero energy at its Seattle headquarters through an innovative...

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The Spheres Blossom at Amazon’s Urban HQ in Seattle

Press Release, Business Wire The Spheres—the newest buildings on Amazon’s campus in downtown Seattle—have no enclosed offices, conference spaces, or desks, and employees can meet in treehouses suspended under 40+ foot trees or in sitting areas and walking paths alongside cascading waterfalls...


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Amazon picks 20 finalists for its second headquarters

Kaya Yurieff, CNN Tech Summary But the list isn't exactly short. The 20 potential cities are Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Maryland; Nashville; Newark; New York City; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia...


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The ultra-efficient, hidden heat source for Amazon's new HQ

Heather Clancy, GreenBiz Jordan Stead/Amazon The equipment supporting the unique heating system at Amazon's new Seattle campus are hidden by a rooftop facade. Summary Historically speaking, the concept of district heating is far from new — the village of Chaudes-Aigues...


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The super-efficient heat source hidden below Amazon's Seattle headquarters

Amazon Blog Summary Thanks to a collaboration across city agencies, engineers, a “carrier hotel” and others, Amazon’s newest building is heated by recycling excess energy from a neighboring data center. Compared to traditional heating methods, this approach is nearly four times more efficient...