This evening San Diego sustainability professionals, members of the local business community and clean energy advocacy groups will gather at Life Technologies’ Carlsbad headquarters for an educational event to showcase its recently installed fuel cell system and highlight the benefits it delivers to reduce energy costs and the company’s carbon footprint. Attendees will include representatives from: Bloom Energy, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Corporate Responsibility Roundtable, SEEDs Alliance and the California Center for Sustainable Energy.
Life Technologies took a big step toward moving “off the grid” when it installed a Bloom Energy fuel cell system to self-generate electricity for its Carlsbad headquarters, including its manufacturing and distribution center. By doing so, it has reduced its carbon emissions by 30 percent and increased cost savings. The system generates one megawatt of electricity, among the highest output in San Diego County, and is equivalent to powering more than 1,000 homes each day. Life Technologies is the first life sciences company to adopt the Bloom Energy technology and joins other sustainability-minded companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, eBay, FedEx, Google, Apple and Walmart.
Life Technologies is continually exploring new ways to conserve energy and natural resources. Since 2008, the company has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 16 percent; energy consumption by 20 percent; water usage by 43 percent; and hazardous waste by 41 percent.
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