If there's one consumer company that is seemingly allowed to aim higher than any other, then Apple tends to have the most leeway.

Not even a month after unveiling the iPhone 6 and Apple Smart Watch, CEO Tim Cook has illuminated some of the ambitions for the company's second campus in Cupertino, California. During his discussion at New York City's Climate Week (full video can be seen below), Cook raised hype about the monstrous $5 billion project.

"We're building a new headquarters that will, I think, be the greenest building on the planet," he said. "It'll be a center for innovation, and it's something clearly our employees want and we want."

While affirmed details on the ongoing project continue to be scarce, Apple has previously announced that the 2.8 million square-foot campus will be open sometime in 2016. The celebrated "Spaceship" design that the project has been dubbed was designed by famed architect Norman Foster, who's other works include the central HSBC building in Hong Kong, The Gherkin in London, the Millau Viaduct in Southern France, and the Hearst Tower in New York City, among a litany of others. 13,000 employees will work on the campus, which will also have obvious apple trees throughout.

Further details about the green initiative will be released in the near future. Also, check out what the site looks like today with this nifty little flyover preview, posted late last August.