Josh Henretig

Josh Henretig
Meet Josh
Josh is responsible for helping define and implement global environmental strategy for the company. He works closely with our NGO partners and customers to showcase the role technology plays in enabling people and organizations around the world reduce their impact on the environment.

World Water Day 2017 – Transforming the Way the World Uses Water

Tomorrow is World Water Day, and in honor of that day, we want to recognize all that water does for us that we don’t usually see. Much of the world’s water is hard at work in the production and delivery of nearly all goods and services, from apples to zippers. And the amount of water […]

Transforming the Future of Water

Water is one of the most important resources in the world. For most of us in developed nations, it’s easy to take for granted – we turn on the tap and clean water comes out. But this is far from a universal reality. 780 million people around the world lack access to this basic necessity. […]

EPA Recognizes Microsoft as a Leading Green Power Purchaser

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Microsoft on its list of the largest green power users; and has ranked the company at number two of the top 100 users in the nation. As the EPA reports, Microsoft currently purchases nearly 2.5 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually for its U.S. operations, which is […]

Urban Farming at Microsoft: Going Green for Growing Greens

We’re always interested in the role that IT is playing in shaping how resources get used in the agricultural sector—figuring out how to grow and produce food more efficiently and using fewer resources will become more and more important over the coming years. One experiment in urban farming is taking place right under our own […]

Carnegie Mellon’s Energy Sleuths: Using Data for More Sustainable Buildings

Nearly 70 percent of all electricity in the United States goes toward building operations—heating and cooling systems, lighting, ventilation and plug loads—and over 80 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in the world come from buildings. Researchers in the “living lab” at Carnegie Mellon’s Intelligent Workplace are working to determine how they can use data to […]

Microsoft CityNext at Smart City Expo

Today marks the beginning of the 2014 Smart City Expo World Congress, hosted in Barcelona, a city that prides itself on creating many smart city best practices. This event has grown significantly since its inception, reflecting the growing momentum around smart cities. We’ve seen similar momentum with Microsoft CityNext, with over 220 official Microsoft CityNext […]

Keechi Wind Project: One Year Later

One year ago, Microsoft announced our first power purchase agreement (PPA) for wind energy in Texas. This agreement was a significant milestone in our commitment to carbon neutrality and also showcases how our internal carbon fee is shifting how we are able to build environmental sustainability into our long-term business planning. When we announced the […]

Microsoft’s Biogas-Powered Data Plant Opens in Wyoming –

Two years ago, we announced a partnership with a number of private and public sector partners to build the first zero-carbon datacenter, called a Data Plant—a fuel cell-powered datacenter that simplifies the power distribution infrastructure by bringing together the power plant with the datacenter to radically improve efficiency. We are excited to announce that yesterday, […]

Microsoft’s 2014 Annual Citizenship Report and Environmental Sustainability

Yesterday, Microsoft released its annual Citizenship Report, detailing the company’s assessment of its global citizenship work over the past fiscal year. This year’s report includes the deepest dive to date into Microsoft’s environmental commitments, which includes measuring, reporting, and reducing the environmental impact of our own operations and of the services and devices we offer. […]

Making Commuting Easy, Enjoyable and Sustainable

At Microsoft, one of the ways in which employees can contribute directly to reducing the company’s environmental footprint is through their daily commute. We continue to find ways to encourage employees to get to work in a more sustainable way. One of the ways we help reduce the number of vehicles on the road is […]