Verizon Wireless’ commitment to make an impact on the world with its sustainability efforts and to reduce its carbon intensity was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently in Washington, D.C. For the second consecutive year, Verizon Wireless earned the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the EPA for strategically managing and improving the energy efficiency of its entire building portfolio.
Since 2006, more than 140 of Verizon Wireless’ retail stores have earned certification through ENERGY STAR, a voluntary program that promotes reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Most ENERGY STAR-certified Verizon Wireless stores are equipped with LED lighting, energy management systems, HVAC time-controlled units, and a range of consumer products and innovations to help reduce and monitor home energy use and consumption.
Building ENERGY STAR-certified stores is just one component of the Partner of the Year Award and of Verizon Wireless’ green commitment. The company also encourages employees and customers to make a pledge to Change the World, an ENERGY STAR program that teaches energy conservation and gives tips on how you can do your part.
Verizon Wireless made a Change the World pledge to eliminate 5.2 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions. You can make your own pledge to affect climate change, such as a pledge to change an incandescent bulb to an energy-saving bulb in your home.