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Verizon Wireless

Folsom, California

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Verizon Wireless is the nations largest wireless communications company, with more than 73,500 employees and 1,900 retail locations across the country. Verizon Wireless is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for continuing to aggressively work toward its goal of reducing its carbon intensity by half by 2020, and for promoting energy efficiency awareness to staff members and customers. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Benchmarking 100 percent of its retail facilities in Portfolio Manager.
  • Improving company-wide energy use by 5.2 percent.
  • Earning the ENERGY STAR for 47 stores in 2012, for a total of 116 certified stores. This puts the company on track to reach its goal of certifying 100 percent of its stores that are eligible for ENERGY STAR certification by 2014.
  • Closely monitoring which stores should be targeted for improvements and then making improvements such as performing lighting retrofits, installing energy management systems, upgrading HVAC equipment, and installing cell site cabinet air filters.
  • Promoting ENERGY STAR to employees, customers, and a national audience through a variety of channels. Educational resources on the companys internal website and participation in the National Building Competition increased awareness among employees. In addition, ENERGY STAR was featured in a blog entry by Verizons Chief Sustainability Officer, as well as several press releases put out throughout the year.