Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) reported that Salesforce Tower, which was launched to the first group of company employees recently, will showcase the unique on-site water recycling mechanism in a commercial high-rise building in the U.S. This is a transformative achievement in the firm’s current sustainability journey as well as the first of its type for the City of San Francisco.
As per the report, in Salesforce Tower, wastewater from different sources such as cooling towers, rooftop rainwater collection, sinks, toilets, urinals and showers will be collected, then will be treated in centralized treatment center. Post that it would be recirculated via a separate pipe system for non-potable applications in the building. This system will lower drinking water demand by saving as much as 7.8 million gallons of fresh water a year, equivalent to the yearly water consumption of 16,000 residents in San Francisco.
In collaboration with Boston Properties and the City of San Francisco, the company will install blackwater system in Salesforce Tower making it the preliminary association in the U.S. between a city building owner, a tenant and government to support blackwater recycle in a commercial high-rise building. Salesforce reported that this system will offer water recycling for tenants in Salesforce Tower and provides a blueprint for the way other firms seeking to make a promising impact in the world can result in sustainable innovation.
The unique water recycling system marks as the latest instance of company’s commitment to the environment via green building initiatives. Salesforce has even achieved or is following green building certification in 64% of its international office spaces as well as LEED Platinum certification for three buildings located in its San Francisco headquarters.
In the last trading session, the stock price of Salesforce gained 0.28% to close the day at $109.10. The gains came at a share volume of 3.66 million compared to average share volume of 4.21 million.