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Arizona Chapter Of The U. S. Green Building Council Recognizes Verizon Wireless' Environmental Leadership At Its Inaugural Awards Event

Company Surpasses 100 LEED® Certified Retail Stores Nationwide; Accomplishment Solidifies Commitment To Environmental Sustainability

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October 25, 2012

Bob Kelley


Jenny Weaver

PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Chapter of the U. S. Green Building Council presented two awards to Verizon Wireless at its inaugural Heavy Medals Awards luncheon on October 24 acknowledging the company’s commitment to environmental leadership.  The event honors companies with outstanding LEED® certification accomplishments.  Verizon Wireless was recognized for earning the most “Gold Certifications for Commercial Interiors” and the most “Silver Certifications for Commercial Interiors.”

Verizon Wireless further announced that more than 100 of its communications stores across the country have received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEEDcertification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.  This achievement marks a significant milestone in the company’s effort to expand its sustainable green retail store portfolio across the United States and meet the aggressive goal of reducing carbon intensity by 50 percent within the next eight years.  

Verizon Wireless Communications Stores have been widely recognized for leadership in green building design in the United States.  The company is one of just eight retailers – and the only wireless retailer -