Electric vehicle charging stations
In addition to ensuring access to public transportation and bike racks, ADP is increasing the availability of electric vehicle charging stations at our facilities. Part of all new lease negotiations include discussions between our Real Estate team and landlords regarding the possibility of installing electric vehicle (EV) charging units. From 2017 to 2018, the number of charging stations and ports increased, from 22 to 37 and 44 to 73, respectively.
Electric Vehicle Stations and Ports
In 2019, ADP is investing in upgrading all EV charging units in our portfolio. The new units will provide information on GHG emissions avoided and other information about EV usage at ADP. To accommodate the 150+ registered ADP electric vehicle drivers in the U.S., ADP plans to install four additional EV charging units.
Renewable and alternative energy
To further reduce ADP’s emissions footprint, we’ve invested in fuel cell technology that generates energy without water or greenhouse gas emissions. In 2018, the fuel cell in La Palma, California slightly decreased electric output; however, it is still operating at 90 percent capacity. ADP will continue to look for opportunities to use alternative fuel technologies, like fuel cells and solar energy, in the future.
Building with LEED certification
ADP endorses and pursues certification according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program in our construction projects whenever feasible. Projects built in accordance with LEED’s guidance are more efficient and environmentally sustainable, thereby reducing costs and minimizing environmental impacts.
To reduce ADP’s overall greenhouse gas emissions, we continue to assess and improve the energy efficiency of our data centers. We look for ways to conserve energy by implementing passive design features, reconfiguring office design and investing in efficient hardware and cooling systems.
We will continue to rationalize our data center network as we offload some ADP-hosted workloads. ADP has decommissioned 20 data center facilities since 2015, contributing to a reduction in carbon footprint.