"Installing Bloom Energy fuel cells at our Bay Area operations has enabled us to produce approximately 30% of Adobe's energy needs and further shrink our environmental footprint."
Michael Bangs P.E. Director of Global Facilities Operations
In October 2011, Adobe added a second Bloom Energy site with a 400 kW fuel cell installation at its downtown San Francisco offices. Along with 1.2 MW at its San Jose headquarters, Adobe produces over 14,000 MWh of clean electricity annually running on renewable biogas.
Adobe is a recognized leader for its green building efforts, having earned distinction as the world’s first corporation to achieve four Platinum certifications under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED® program. The Bloom fuel cell installations build on Adobe’s prior renewable energy initiatives including 20 Windspire® wind turbines installed in 2009. Now, as a Bloom Energy customer, Adobe can efficiently generate 30% of its own electricity on site, further reducing the company’s carbon footprint, lowering energy costs and mitigating power outage risks.
Adobe expects to reduce its carbon footprint by approximately 121.5 million pounds over 10 years, which is the equivalent to taking 1,810 compact cars off the road annually.