Energy Conservation

The increase of our manufacturing operations has resulted in an increase in electricity needs to meet those demands. Our energy conservation efforts include using variable frequency drives, efficient air compressors and chillers, LED lighting and state-of-the-art lighting controls. In addition, approximately 40% of our annual global electricity consumption is sourced from alternative energy sources, including solar panels, cogeneration systems, a geothermal system and wind power.

Utilizing Alternative Energy Sources

In 2023, approximately 40% of the electricity powering our facilities that support our manufacturing operations globally came from alternative energy sources.

Reducing Our Reliance on Utility Grid Electricity

From 2022 to 2023, we decreased our global utility grid consumption per square foot by 14% despite an increase in square footage.

Powering Our Facilities with Solar Energy

Applied Medical generates solar power at its corporate headquarters in Southern California and its European headquarters in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Our solar power generated over 4.8 million kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2023, providing about 10% of our global electricity needs.

Producing Alternative Energy with Cogen

Our cogneration system, utilized in one of our manufacturing facilities, generated 10.9 million kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2023 to meet approximately 22% of our total electricity needs. Two additional cogen systems have been installed in our Southern California manufacturing facilities.

Utilizing Renewable Energy

Our manufacturing facility in the Netherlands is powered by 100% renewable energy, including wind and geothermal sources.