For example, the divisional headquarters of Bard Medical Division, Bard's Global Distribution Center, and the company's sterilization facilities in the Covington, GA area comprise 27% of Bard's total global operations and divisional headquarters space worldwide. These facilities are in the process of implementing an energy savings project that is expected to significantly reduce such facilities' energy use and carbon footprint, and serve as a model for other Bard facilities around the world.
Through the installation of passive harmonic filters, reactive power compensating units, intelligent air conditioning controllers, new lighting equipment and other state-of-the-art technologies, Bard expects to realize an annual energy savings of 5,288,592 kWh at this location alone.
This energy savings is expected to translate directly into a notable reduction in emissions. On an annual basis, this project is anticipated to save:
- 8,250,203 lbs. of carbon dioxide
- 3,069 barrels of oil
- 2,328 tons of coal
- 62,292 lbs. of sulfur dioxide