September 29, 2010

Adobe HQ installs fuel cells

Adobe keeps taking steps to make its San José headquarters more energy efficient.  Following the installation of toddler-delighting windmills earlier in the year, the company has installed a set of fuel cells:

Adobe’s ‘Bloom boxes’ are expected to generate approximately 30 percent of the energy required to power the three San Jose headquarters towers. Using the fuel cells, Adobe expects to reduce its carbon footprint by approximately 121.5 million pounds over 10 years, which is equivalent to taking 1,810 compact cars off the road annually.

Cool.  Here’s the full press release.

Posted by John Nack at 2:58 PM on September 29, 2010

Comments

  • john C — 4:41 PM on September 29, 2010

    Very cool!
    Fremont should do a tidal generator, stick it in the canal : ).

    BTW, OWC (macsales dotcom) are a green company, wind powered.
    http://eshop.macsales.com/green/wind.html.

    And my favorite beverage company.
    http://www.newbelgium.com/sustainability

  • John Hoffman — 7:11 PM on September 29, 2010

    But what is the carbon generation involved in producing the “Bloom boxes,” of maintaining them, and of safely disposing of them at end of service? Numbers for carbon reduction, energy savings, and cost savings, are meaningless without taking into account the full energy cycle.

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