BD in Utah Uses Only Renewable Energy
As of October 1, 2008, renewable energy constitutes 100 percent of the electricity used at BD's facility in Sandy, Utah. Our renewable energy purchase from Rocky Mountain Power's Blue Sky program will eliminate approximately 37,060 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year, providing annual environmental benefits equivalent to driving 79.4 million fewer miles or planting 14,558 acres of trees. The Sandy facility has been a Blue Sky business partner since June 2007.
BD in Plymouth Earns UK Environmental Award
The BD manufacturing facility in Plymouth, UK, received the Devon Environmental Business Initiative Low Carbon Award for reducing its carbon footprint. Over 12 months, the site cut carbon emissions by 1,345 tons through energy conservation efforts and now expects up to a five percent reduction next year and another two percent each year thereafter.
BD Training Center Meets LEED Criteria
BD's new 81,500-square-foot office building and customer training facility in San Jose, California, was designed and engineered to meet U.S. Green Building Council criteria for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification - the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. The BD Biosciences facility surpasses California energy efficiency standards by more than 15 percent and currently awaits LEED certification.