We conserve power to reduce energy costs and lessen environmental impact. In addition to using innovative facility designs, which include state-of-the-art control systems and high-efficiency chillers in new buildings, Cisco also encourages responsible environmental practices among employees through companywide communications. For instance, employees receive emails updating them about environmental events and critical energy usage issues; such as conservation notices on hot days when air conditioning usage reaches peak levels.
Cisco's Energy Monitoring Committee (EMC) evaluates energy projects and oversees conservation program activities. The committee is made up of employees from across the company.