ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Staples, Inc., the world’s largest office products retailer, operates more than 1,800 stores in the United States. Staples is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence recognition for its strong corporate-level commitment to energy management and its continued enthusiasm and innovation in promoting the ENERGY STAR program to associates and customers. Key 2013 accomplishments include:
- Reducing portfolio-wide average weather-normalized source energy by 2.5 percent, resulting in financial savings of $750,000.
- Pursuing ENERGY STAR certification for its stores, offices, and distribution centers. Staples achieved its 570th ENERGY STAR certification and earned the Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR designation for seven design projects.
- Retrofitting lighting in 66 stores and 11 distribution centers, and recommissioning HVAC systems in 500 stores.
- Promoting energy efficiency and its partnership with ENERGY STAR to associates, customers, and other businesses. Staples holds monthly energy efficiency webinars for staff, produces a series of energy efficiency educational videos, and sends senior leadership to speak on behalf of ENERGY STAR at industry and government events.