Ten Tips for Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
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Innovative new technologies are being increasingly utilized at Deutsche Bank facilities in the Americas. In December 2009, the Bank announced the completion of a 250-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Piscataway, NJ office. The roof-mounted array will offset a portion of the facility’s electricity consumption, reduce its annual carbon emissions and is capable of providing nearly 100% of the facility’s demand for power during peak daylight hours.
Deutsche Bank is also proud to be a sponsor of Solar Impulse, the first round-the-world flight in a solar-powered plane, scheduled to take place in 2012. This exciting endeavor will call global attention to the power of renewable resources and raise awareness of this new technology’s potential.
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As part of its commitment to sustainability, Deutsche Bank has made an active contribution to climate protection by renovating its head office in Frankfurt, Germany, to become one of the most environmentally friendly skyscrapers in the world. These 500-foot tall twin towers, also known as "Greentowers," have reduced energy usage in half, water consumption by over 70 percent and CO2 emissions by almost 90 percent, as well as creating a high-quality working environment for Deutsche Bank employees and increasing the value of the surrounding urban neighborhood. Utilizing a variety of innovative technologies, including hot water heating through solar energy, efficient use of daylight for workplace lighting, and the use of rainwater and on-site water treatment, the Deutsche Bank Towers have been awarded with the highest possible certifications of LEED Platinum and DGNB Gold for their resource and energy efficiency.
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For more information on Deutsche Bank’s global sustainability practices, visit Banking on Green