With NC Site, Facebook Rebuffs Greenpeace

North Carolia Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton (left) and Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco (right) present a North Carolina state flag to Facebook Director of Site Operations Tom Furlong during the announcement Thursday of the new Facebook facility in Rutherford County, N.C..

Facebook’s choice of North Carolina for a new data center highlights the company’s focus on energy efficient facilities as the best path to reducing its carbon impact, rather than placing data centers near renewable energy sources, as Greenpeace has urged. Read More

Facebook Plans North Carolina Data Center

An image of the planned Facebook data center in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

Facebook will invest $450 million in a new data center facility in North Carolina, the company said today. The data center near Forest City in Rutherford County will be Facebook’s second company-built data center, following on the facility now being completed in Prineville, Oregon. Read More

Facebook Saves Big By Retooling its Cooling


Facebook retooled the cooling system in one of its existing data centers in Santa Clara, reducing the facility’s annual energy bill by $229,000 and earning a $294,761 rebate from Silicon Valley Power. Here are details of its presentation at the Data Center Efficiency Summit. Read More

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