Each year our solar system helps avoid hundreds of tons of pollutants.
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.
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.
Centrifuge tube graphics are printed with UV cured inks instead of solvents which significantly reduces the emissions of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Pipet tip refill packaging is printed with vegetable based inks to reduce toxins in the recycling stream
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.
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.
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.
The introduction of a closed-loop water system in manufacturing has resulted in a 71% reduction in water consumption since the year 2000.
Total renewable energy including solar, wind, geothermal, biogas and small hydro-electric makes up 54% of Labcon's energy profile (on-site solar plus purchased electricity). Our goal is to operate with 70% renewable energy by 2020.
Since the year 2000 we have reduced the green house gas content of our products per case by 83%.
Each year our on site solar energy production eliminates 628 metric tons of greenhouse gases like Carbon Dioxide.
We prevent 27 kilograms of reactive sulfur oxides from reaching the atmosphere each year.
Over 158 kilograms of smog forming Nitrogen oxides are avoided each year from use of our solar arrary to produce power.
Our production of our own energy is equivalent to removing 118 automobiles from the road or not driving over 2.19 million kilometers, based on U.S. EPA power equivalency calculations.