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Adobe’s Open Workspace Wins “Green” Accolade

Adobe’s newly remodeled open workspace on the 12th floor of our San Jose headquarters’ West Tower was awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification for Commercial Interiors at the Platinum level – marking the first space to receive LEED-CI Platinum distinction at Adobe San Jose headquarters. Among the features of the 25,000 square foot open office space is natural light for all workspaces and enhanced energy management, resulting in a 50% reduction in energy use. Wood and glass from the old doors and offices have been recycled into dividers that define one of the many collaboration spaces on the floor. The open floor plan is flexible and improves collaboration, as communication is much easier within teams and across functional groups. Over time, Adobe’s goal is to expand this open, collaborative floor plan to most of its San Jose headquarters as well as other offices worldwide.

The company’s newest LEED Platinum CI certification is Adobe’s 23rd LEED Certification and 17th LEED certification at the Platinum level. I want to extend my congratulations to all who worked on this project. For more information about Adobe’s facilities initiatives, visit the Environment section of our Corporate Social Responsibility Page.

Adobe Marks Latest Energy Milestone with San Francisco Fuel Cell Installation

Today at the GreenBiz Forum 12 in San Francisco, Adobe announced another step toward becoming Net Zero with the installation of two-200 kilowatt Bloom Energy fuel cells at our San Francisco offices. The fuel cells are expected to provide 35 percent of Adobe SF’s on-site power needs, the equivalent of powering 320 homes.  Net Zero buildings can be independent from the energy grid supply and have zero carbon emissions annually.

Fuel cells offer a high level of efficiency by reducing power lost in traditional energy transmission. Today’s news marks Adobe’s third major renewable energy installation.  At our San Jose headquarters, we installed 12-100 kilowatt Bloom boxes in the summer of 2010, which provide 30 percent of Adobe SJ’s total power.  In December 2009, we installed 20 Windspires, which harness wind power to generate clean electric energy on-site.

With the completion of this project, Adobe remains on the forefront of incorporating impactful, leading-edge clean technologies to our operations in an effort to reduce our environmental footprint. Over the next 10 years, Adobe expects to reduce its carbon footprint by approximately 121.5 million pounds, the equivalent of taking 1,810 compact cars off the road annually.

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