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IDF14 Shenzhen Green Life

IDF Green Life

At Intel, we know our environmental responsibility goes far beyond delivering eco-friendly products. Our commitment to using technology for intelligent solutions to reduce impacts doesn't stop at the processor. It extends into how we manage Intel Developer Forum and engage attendees in simple ways to reduce impact, add value, and educate attendees about sustainability. This has included taking steps at IDF San Francisco, São Paulo, Beijing, and now Shenzhen. We're making steady progress to exercise a long-term commitment to become more sustainable.

Green IDF (what Intel is doing)

Intel is proudly partnering with our suppliers to continue to green the upcoming Intel Developer Forum in new and diverse ways. Intel is still sustaining our past practices of using energy efficient audio visual equipment and LED lighting, reusing Intel event properties, keynote staging, and technology showcase booths, using a comprehensive back and front of house recycling, composting and donation program that reduces landfill materials, and selecting host hotels within walking distance of the Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel.


Intel has kept 59,100 disposable bottles out of landfill since eliminating them from IDF in China 2011. If you stacked those bottles up end to end it would stretch 18 times the height of the Ping An Finance Centre, planned to be the tallest building in China!1


Online session evaluations have been used for IDF since 2011. This has saved 78,393 sheets of paper over the last four years. That’s enough paper to stretch 22 km, or nearly 10 times the length of the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall!2


Since 2010, 10.25 metric tons of materials have been recycled at IDF in China. That’s equal to the weight of 89 giant pandas!3

Product and Performance Information


1. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingan_International_Finance_Centre Assumes 22,900 - 330ml bottles avoided in each of 2011and 2012, and 13,300 in 2013, by providing bubblers. Estimated height of one bottle is 20cm. When completed in 2015/2016 the Ping An Finance Centre will be 648 meters tall.

2. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutianyu Assumes 8.5”x11” sheets of paper. The Mutianyu section of the great wall is 2,250 meters.

3. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_panda Based on recycled weight direct reported by the China National Convention Center. Average adult weight of a giant panda is estimated between 100-115 kg.