Environment and Sustainability
Riverbed aims for its products and services to be of the highest quality. Because Riverbed is committed to conducting its business sustainably and responsibly, we seek to minimize the negative impacts of our activities, products, and services. We encourage our suppliers, affiliates and partners to do the same.
Our goal is to source and use materials that are legally secured, sustainably manufactured, made without use of illegal or forced labor, and traded freely on the open market. Riverbed products should be legally and ethically produced with active concern for the people involved in the manufacture and distribution as well as for the environment from which the materials originate. Offices and manufacturing processes should be clean and efficient, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and minimizing waste of energy, water, and resources - including the time of employees. Recycled and recyclable materials should be used when feasible.
Additional information is available on the following areas of focus:
For example, Riverbed has taken steps in these areas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions:Use of electricity, natural gas, and water and the emissions of our buildings and rental office space.
Riverbed’s headquarters achieved Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. LEED Platinum certification was based on a number of green design and construction features:
Energy cost savings of 25 percent through an improved thermal envelope, high-efficiency fenestration, reduced interior lighting power density, reduced exterior lighting power, demand-control ventilation, and high-efficiency chillers and boilers.
A 41 percent reduction in potable water use from a calculated baseline design through the installation of water-conserving toilets, urinals, and lavatory faucets.
A minimum 2 percent glazing factor in 84 percent of all regularly occupied spaces, affording direct line-of-sight views for 99 percent of all regularly occupied spaces.
The reuse/maintenance of 75 percent of the existing structural elements.