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This Earth Day And Every Day Verizon Wireless Communications Stores In Six San Francisco Bay Area Cities Are Going Green

Communications Store Among 41 LEED Certified Stores Across the Country

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April 20, 2011

Heidi Flato
Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com  
925-279-6545

WALNUT CREEK, CA — The Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in Emeryville, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Francisco, San Jose and San Mateo are six of 41 Verizon Wireless retail stores nationwide to have received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

The LEED certified Communications Stores optimize water and energy use, enhance indoor environmental quality and reduce waste through specifications and responsible procurement and construction practices, including: ENERGY STAR equipment, efficient lighting, efficient HVAC systems, energy management and monitoring systems, low-flow plumbing fixtures, environmentally friendly finishes, recycled content products and construction and operating waste reduction.

LEED Certification

The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

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

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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