Office Buildings Inside Factories

June 16th 1997
Artist depiction of the sun giving energy to a pyramid

A large fraction of the energy consumed inside a "high-tech factory" is much like that of an office building. Why is this important? Office-like energy use is often overlooked because the building is officially a factory. The high-tech sector is the fastest-growing part of the US economy, so the number office buildings hiding in these factories will increase.