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This Earth Day And Every Day Verizon Wireless Communications Stores In Western Pennsylvania Are Going Green

Three Western Pennsylvania Communications Stores Among 85 Energy Star Certified Stores Across the Country

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April 19, 2011

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com  
614-345-3210
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Jennifer Schmitt
jennifer.schmitt@elias-savion.com  
412-642-7700

WARRENDALE, PA — Three Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in Western Pennsylvania are among 85 Verizon Wireless retail stores nationwide to be awarded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR® certification.

In order to be energy efficient, the Communications Stores utilize ENERGY STAR certified equipment, including energy efficient lighting, light-emitting diode (LED) exit signs, and motion sensors to activate lighting in portions of the store that are not in constant use, such as the storage rooms and back offices. Additional energy- saving initiatives include insulating water heaters and piping and properly sealing the entire building structure and entry doors to prevent the loss of heated or cooled air.

The three Western Pennsylvania Communications Stores include:

  • 20436 State Route 19, Cranberry;
  • 5113 Route 30, Greensburg, and;
  • 3828 William Penn Highway, Monroeville.

EPA’s ENERGY STAR

Verizon Wireless added 26 locations to its list of ENERGY STAR-certified stores since last Earth Day. The EPA ENERGY STAR energy performance rating system provides a one-to-100 point scale that helps organizations assess how efficiently their buildings use energy relative to similar buildings nationwide.

Verizon Wireless ENERGY STAR certified stores across the country are 10 percent more energy efficient on average than non-certified stores. In total, Verizon Wireless ENERGY STAR certified stores save more than 2,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually – the equivalent to the annual emissions from 432 passenger vehicles or the emissions from 267 homes in one year.

For additional information about Verizon Wireless’ Green Initiatives and to view a complete list of Energy Star certified stores, visit http://aboutus.vzw.com/Green_Initiative/overview.html.

About Verizon Wireless
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