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December 20, 2010
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Diversey Announces Installation of Clean Energy Fuel Cell at its Global Headquarters
Company is the first in the Upper Midwest to Install a Fuel Cell that Provides Clean Energy and Heat to a Commercial Building
STURTEVANT, Wis. – Diversey, Inc. today announced the delivery and
installation of a 400-kilowatt fuel cell from UTC Power, a United Technologies Corp. company
(NYSE: UTX) at its main headquarters building in Sturtevant, Wis. Diversey is the first company in the
Upper Midwest to generate its own power onsite with a fuel cell. It is estimated the fuel cell will
generate more than 40 percent of the building’s electricity and 75 percent of its heat, further reducing
the company’s carbon emissions by 3,365 metric tons per year, which is equivalent to taking 685 cars
off the road. The fuel cell is expected to be fully operational by the first quarter of 2011.
“The fuel cell is another significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to make our facilities as
sustainable as possible,” said Diversey Chairman S. Curtis Johnson. “Our experience in reducing the
environmental impact of our operations further demonstrates the power of sustainability in driving
business results.”
Fuel cells are one of the cleanest energy-generation sources available in the world and meet the
strictest U.S. emission standards. Highly energy efficient and virtually pollution-free, fuel cells
produce electricity, heat and water through an electrochemical process. The PureCell® Model 400
System from UTC Power that will be installed at Diversey’s global headquarters has multiple benefits,
including:
• A 20-year product life with a 10-year stack life;
• Overall system efficiency of up to 90 percent; and
• Water-balance design – no consumption or discharge of water in normal operations – saving
millions of gallons of water when compared to central generation and other fuel cell
technologies.
“UTC Power is proud to be associated with Diversey, a company devoted to producing quality
products in a healthy, clean environment,” said Neal Montany, director of UTC Power’s stationary fuel
cell business. “We are thrilled that our fuel cell will be at Diversey’s global headquarters, a building
that showcases the company’s strong commitment to sustainability.”
Diversey’s Headquarters Campus a Model for Sustainable Operation
Installation of the fuel cell is one of many operational and environmental initiatives to help Diversey
achieve substantial energy, water and carbon emission savings. Since 2004, these initiatives have
helped the company reduce water consumption across its global campus by 15.6 million gallons.
Additionally, since 2006, Diversey’s headquarters campus has used:
• 28 percent less natural gas;
• 15 percent less electricity; and
• 16 percent less carbon emissions, the equivalent of taking more than 500 cars off of the road.
Diversey’s headquarters building is certified at the gold level under the LEED® (Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design) standard for existing buildings. At the time it was first certified in 2004, it
was only the third building in the world to achieve LEED-EB Gold. The headquarters building was
recertified earlier this year.
About the LEED Program
Developed by the USGBC, LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for
identifying and implementing practical and measurable solutions for green building design,
construction, operations and maintenance. LEED certification verifies that a building or community
was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that
matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor
environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
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