CHICAGO, IL — The Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Chicago is one of 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 Store – located at 3435 West 26th Street – utilizes 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.
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 WirelessVerizon 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.