Digital Lenses Made Locally Using Solar & Geothermal Energy
Posted by Tanner Udenberg on
Vernon Optometry approaches all business operations with sustainability in mind.
We have 100 solar panels on our roof that as June 2021 have saved over 24,000 kg of CO2 emissions or the equivalent of 719 trees. We have installed a live monitoring station that allows us to track our solar production in real time and notifies us when our panels are delivering energy back to the grid.
Our building is also outfitted with Geothermal heating loops that provide the vast majority of our heating and cooling energy needs for the building. These loops have been connected to our lens manufacturing equipment in order to recapture the heat produced during the manufacturing process.
In other words... when we are making lenses, we are heating our building.