At Adobe, we believe a creative world sustains itself. We continue to strive to exceed industry certification standards and maximize efficiency with cutting-edge technology — all while empowering employees to create a culture of environmental sustainability. It is Adobe living its values.
Adobe has a commitment to reducing the environmental impact of all of our owned and leased facilities around the world. We are proud to be a leader in the LEED green building movement and to be continuously exploring new ways to conserve energy, limit emissions, create new operational efficiencies, and reduce costs.
Our offices consistently rank among the most environmentally sound business facilities in the world. Adobe currently has six LEED Platinum certified buildings, including our corporate headquarters in San Jose, California, which in 2010 matched the highest score ever given by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Our facility in San Francisco, California, is the oldest building in the world to have been awarded a LEED Platinum certification. Every three years, we submit our facilities for LEED recertification.
Our San Jose and San Francisco offices account for 37% of Adobe's 3.1 million square feet of real estate and have become the standard by which all of our facilities worldwide are measured. From 2001 through 2010, Adobe invested a total of $2.7 million in 70 energy-related conservation projects in its headquarters buildings alone. Here is a snapshot of our energy reduction results: