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Andy Smith

Global Sustainability Manager

Cisco Workplace Resources (WPR)

Andy Smith, Global Sustainability Manager within Cisco’s Workplace Resources (WPR) department, has 10 years of experience in the fields of sustainability and energy management, helping companies to better understand their energy and environmental impacts and develop strategies to reduce these impacts. 

Andy’s primary focus at Cisco is measuring and reporting Cisco’s operational energy and environmental impacts and identifying, evaluating, and implementing cost-effective strategies to reduce these impacts. He also provides thought leadership and guidance both internally and externally at Cisco in order to advance the field of sustainability throughout the IT industry.

Prior to joining Cisco, Andy was a consultant for sustainability consulting firm DOMANI and the Rocky Mountain Institute, a noted environmental think tank in Colorado. Andy also served as Energy Manager for Washtenaw County Government in Michigan. He is an LEED Accredited Professional (v2.2) and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with the Association of Energy Engineers.

Andy and his wife live in sunny Boulder, Colorado, where they enjoy almost every outdoor activity including rock climbing, hiking, biking, backpacking, and skiing. They are both musicians and love to travel.

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Cisco makes progress on sustainability goals in North Carolina

One year ago, we announced goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy, water neutrality, and zero waste at Cisco’s second-largest campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. RTP is...

Cisco’s Bangalore Campus Now Powered by Solar

Cisco recently signed two solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will collectively deliver 85,000 megawatt-hours of clean, renewable electricity every year to the campus' local electric grid.

Sustainability Was Top of Mind for Cisco in 2015

Cisco’s commitment to sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) starts at the top, with our CEO Chuck Robbins saying in the most recent CSR report, “I truly believe that what is good for the world and good for business are more closely connected than ever before.” Through our collective efforts, we’re not only speeding the pace of social […]

Cisco Takes Holistic Approach to Reducing Energy Use and Costs

Cisco’s EnergyOps team is tasked with reducing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency at our offices, labs, and data centers worldwide. Cisco’s labs are our largest consumer of energy and although we are putting a lot of effort into improving the efficiency of those environments, we’re finding great success in taking a more holistic approach […]

Cisco’s Doing What on Earth Day?

Oh so much! First of all, we don’t consider Earth Day as just one day in the year when we implement a few feel-good actions that temporarily improve our environment. We consider Earth Day a great opportunity to reach out to our 68,000+ global employees to highlight today’s most pressing environmental issues — to educate […]

U.S. EPA Lauds Cisco for Meeting Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal

Cisco is pleased to announce that we received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2014 Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in GHG Management (Goal Achievement). This award recognizes organizations that publicly report and verify corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and achieve aggressive GHG emissions reduction goals. This is the second year in a row Cisco […]

Cisco is Picking up Speed with Solar

Did you know that every hour the sun beams onto Earth more than enough energy to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year? Or that solar energy produces little to no greenhouse gasses? Clearly, solar power has the potential to reduce our reliance on other forms of energy, but how do we harness it? Cisco is […]

Cisco Recognized by Uptime Institute for Lab Energy Management

Cisco has won the prestigious 2013 Uptime Institute 2013 Green Enterprise IT AwardTM (GEIT) in the Green Digital Infrastructure Strategy category. Uptime Institute grants GEIT Awards each year to companies that significantly improve energy productivity and resource use in IT. A cross-functional team at Cisco that included lab management, engineering, IT, and workplace resources won […]