Coca-Cola opens new environmentally friendly plant in Yunnan
The Coca-Cola Company announced on Friday to open a new plant in Yunnan Province, in partnership with Swire Group.
It is the largest Coca-Cola production plant south of the Yangtze River, and is a world-class operation that received gold certification of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
The plant, with photovoltaic power generators located on the roof of the main building, can generate an estimated 5 million kWh annually.
To reduce summer heat and save energy, the plant uses natural lighting, intelligent lighting systems, two-way heat-protective glass and highly reflective materials that cover 75 percent of the roof.
It also includes a 600-cubic-meter rainwater collection facility for irrigation and street cleaning, which helps conserve water. The water treatment system can handle 3,120 cubic meters of water each day to meet national discharge standards. Some treated water is reused for irrigation and restrooms in the plant.