bioMérieux is seizing the opportunity of its distribution site expansion to improve the energy efficiency of the building.
Minimizing the carbon footprint associated with the activities of the bioMérieux site in Saint-Vulbas, in particular as part of the expansion of the company’s international distribution center.
In its specifications, the expansion project of the Saint-Vulbas international distribution center includes the following measures for improving the energy efficiency of the building:
- Electrical production from renewable sources: installation of photovoltaic panels allowing self-production of 5% of annual power requirements (1st phase, 1400 m2); 10% once the 2ndphase is completed
- Thermal insulation
- Low-consumption lighting
Direct emissions generated by the company's activity.
Indirect emissions associated with the company's electricity and heat consumption.
Emissions induced (upstream or downstream) by the company's activities, products and/or services in its value chain.
Carbon sinks creation, (BECCS, CCU/S, …)
Emissions avoided by the activities, products and/or services in charge of the project, or by the financing of emission reduction projects.
Scope 1 : Thermal insulation of the future building : quantification : Not assessed
Scope 2 :
Low-consumption lighting : 70% reduction in power usage was achieved by installing low-consumption lighting.
Production of 5% of annual power requirements, up to 10% at a later stage, using photovoltaic panels : Emissions reduced by 20 tons eqCO2, then by 40 tons eqCO2, based on current power consumption (i.e., before the expansion)
Emissions factor for grid power in France = 0.075 kg eqCO2/kWh
CO2 emissions of site in its current configuration (before commissioning of the new building) = 184,353 kg
CO2 emissions with photovoltaic panels providing 5% of total power consumption of site in its current configuration = 165,917 kg
CO2 emissions with photovoltaic panels providing 10% of total power consumption of site in its current configuration = 147,482 kg
The project contributes to the following SDGs:
- SDG 7 – Clean and affordable energy, by installing photovoltaic panels to reduce grid power consumption
- SDG 13 – Measures relating to climate change, by implementing solutions aimed at reducing the energy footprint of a new building (thermal insulation/airtightness, low-consumption lighting, recourse to self-production from a renewable energy source for some of the site’s power needs)
To promote the reproducibility of the project, collaboration with local actors must be strengthened. Studies for the installation of photovoltaic panels are in progress on the other sites (shades, ground panels), with assessment of possible financial assistance depending on geographical location.
Biomérieux’s other projects :
In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the transportation of its refrigerated finished products, bioMérieux is setting up a daily low-emissions shuttle between its Marcy