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Slashing office waste and power use

A lot of people work in offices. Unsurprisingly, offices are responsible for a substantial portion of cities’ environmental footprint. This impact can be reduced.

Let’s start with energy. Do the air conditioning or the lights need to be fully on when no one is there? Of course not! A few sensors connected with AI can reduce wastes energy use.

See how Huawei optimizes energy consumption at its main Shenzhen campus.

From time to time, companies need to move. Whether it’s to another floor, across the street, or to another city, relocations can generate a lot of waste. Worldwide, office moves account for millions of tons of trash accumulating into landfills or burned in incinerators. But substantially reducing relocation trash is actually feasible with a bit of extra planning. 

Li Na, a Space Management Engineer at Huawei in Shenzhen has time and again completed eco-friendly office moves. See how she  oversaw a recent move.


A lot of employers have staff canteens. At large companies, providing food for thousands, if not tens of thousands of employees five days a week can easily generate tons of waste. This is why companies concerned about sustainability carefully monitor how the food that they give to staff is prepared and distributed. 

At Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters, hard-working employees who are still in the office at 8pm can take food home. See how we made sure that the packaging used for those takeaways doesn’t end up at the landfill.