Emissions

Minimize Air, Water and Toxic Pollutants

Each year our on-site solar energy production helps avoid hundreds of tons of pollutants.

With our focus on reduced energy and water consumption we have reduced the green house gas (GHG) content of our products by 89% since 2000.
Emissions
  • On Site Solar Array

    Our on site 869 kW rooftop solar panels produce one third of our power needs and reduces our carbon footprint by removing over 600 metric tons of CO².

  • Advanced Cooling

    Our advanced closed loop cooling system for molding machine water uses significantly less energy and prevents chemicals from going down the drain and entering the nearby San Francisco Bay coastal wetlands.

  • VOC's Eliminated

    Centrifuge tube graphics are printed with UV cured inks instead of solvents which significantly reduces the emissions of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

  • Heavy Metals Removed from Packaging

    Pipet tip refill packaging is printed with vegetable based inks to reduce toxins in the recycling stream

  • Electron Beam Sterilization

    500 meters away at our 3200 Lakeville property our Ebeam (Beta) radiation sterilizer processes our products using less overall energy than Cobalt (Gamma) sterilization and requires no radiactive materials.

  • Reduced Transporation Emissions

    Lightweight, efficiently packed products reduce the energy, emissions and environmental impact from transportation as over 90% of Labcon products are molded, assembled and packaged on site, significantly reducing transportation energy and emissions.

  • Electric Vehicle Charging

    Connected to our solar array we have four dedicated electric vehicle charging spaces. They encourage the use of zero emission electric vehicle use at our main facility.

Emissions Reduction


Reduction in Water Use

The introduction of a closed-loop water system in manufacturing has resulted in a 81% reduction in water consumption since the year 2004.


Renewable Energy Use

Total renewable energy including solar, wind, geothermal, bio-gas and small hydro-electric makes up 61% of Labcon's energy profile (on-site solar plus purchased electricity). Our goal is to operate with 65% renewable energy by 2020.


Reduction in Green House Gases

Since the year 2000 we have reduced the green house gas content of our products per case by 89%.

Emissions Eliminated

7234

CO2

Tons of CO2 Emissions Avoided

Since installation our on site solar energy production has eliminated 7234 metric tons of greenhouse gases like Carbon Dioxide.

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Coal

Kilograms of Coal Not Burned

We have prevented 3,583,380 kilograms of Coal from being burned since 2000 by our use of solar power.

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Gas

Liters of Gasoline Not Used

Over 3 million liters of gasoline have been avoided since 2000 because of our on-site solar energy production.

View a short video about the steps we have taken to reduce our energy use.

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About Us

Located in the San Francisco bay area, we employ a diverse, educated, and experienced staff. Our primary operations are centered in a 12,000 square meter facility in Petaluma, California, U.S.A


Location

  •  3700 Lakeville Highway
          Petaluma, CA 94954 USA
  •   1.707.766.2100
  •   1.707.766.2199
  •   info@labcon.com