Our goal is to transition to 100% renewable power by 2020. To get there, we’re finding innovative ways to reduce our energy needs while also boosting our production of renewable energy. We’ve managed to cut the amount of energy needed to produce one bottle of our Almondmilk by 23% between 2016 and 2017. Next year, we’ll be installing a massive solar array at our manufacturing plant to harness the power of the California sunshine. We’re also in the midst of a year-long energy efficiency study that will guide further improvements.
We use cool technology to lower our carbon footprint throughout our energy-efficient distribution center:
- 16” insulated walls. Eight independently functioning condenser units, which activate as directed by a multi-zone network of temperature sensors.
- Energy efficient motors with Variable Frequency Drives.
- A boiler economizer to consume less gas in our heat generation.
- Skylights in the packaging area of our plant so that we can turn off the majority of the area lighting during sunny days and motion sensors so that if we’re not using the lights, they shut off automatically.