To increase our overall capacity with minimal to no impact on our current energy efficiency, UCB is embracing new workplace initiatives to support its vision of a greener UCB. One of these initiatives is the Atlanta Warehouse building, opened in 2021, that features a large sustainable kitchen focused on decreasing paper and plastic consumption by incorporating reusable/washable plates, silverware and glasses, and promoting a farm-to-table approach to in-office dining.
In building the Warehouse, nearly 92% of waste from the first phase of demolition was reused in the new building. The Warehouse also features two 8,000-gallon rainwater collection cisterns to assist in reducing our water consumption.
Sustainability efforts extend to our other U.S. sites include using recycling streams and compactors for recyclable waste, having a public transportation program in place to assist employees in reducing emissions from car travel to and from the office, and implementing reverse osmosis water usage.