According to the San Jose Mercury News, Apple’s new “spaceship” campus is one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to a measure taken by California’s Governor Jerry Brown, which will allow the new planned campus to qualify for an expedited environmental review.
Apple’s new campus will reportedly bring an investment of over $100 million dollars to California, while creating no additional greenhouse gas emissions. The approval process has also been sped up due to the initiatives Apple has taken to power the new campus, which will hold over 12,000 workers, with green energy. According to Brown:
On-site fuel cells and 650,000 square feet of solar panels will provide clean, renewable energy for more than 12,000 Apple employees on the new campus.
The campus, which is not expected to be finished until 2015, will not see any dramatic bumps in progress due to this speedy review, as construction is not expected to start until early 2013 regardless.
It’s no surprise that the environmental review has been expedited, since this campus will without a doubt be beneficial to California, and more specifically, Cupertino.