The Carlyle Group has reduced energy use and greenhouse gas emissions through a series of small changes to its Washington DC headquarters, according to the firm’s latest Corporate Citizenship Report.
The firm eliminated 3,100 plastic bottles and 1,250 aluminum cans by introducing new water coolers, generating annual reductions of 0.3 tons in CO2 emissions and $75,000 in costs.
In addition, approximately 40 percent of the office’s printers use remanufactured toner cartridges and all copier toner is recycled.
Carlyle set out to reduce energy consumption across all its offices by consolidating its IT infrastructure, the report said. To that end, the firm decommissioned 39 servers —each with two 500-watt power supplies—in one of its data centers earlier this year.
The firm hopes to retire two more core switches that each use four 1,000-watt power supplies and reduce the number of physical servers in its infrastructure.
The report also includes updates on Carlyle’s commitment to responsible investing as well as case studies of portfolio companies’ improving their sustainability.
The full report can be found HERE.