FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Microsoft Corp. officials say its Fargo
campus has been honored with two environmental awards.
The company's cafeteria has been deemed a three star certified
green restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association. The group's
highest rating is four stars, but only a handful of restaurants
nationwide have received that honor.
The ratings are based on environmental categories such as
energy, water, waste, chemicals and food disposables.
Microsoft officials say the company also was designated with a
LEED-Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, for
the environmental standards in its newest campus building.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Microsoft spokesman Chris Owens says the recognition shows the
company's ``commitment toward protecting the surrounding
environment, conserving water, reducing energy, conserving natural
resources and ensuring healthy indoor environments.''