Environment|Enabling Energy Efficiency

More progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

In an era of profound climate change, we believe businesses, and technology companies in particular, have a special role to play in assisting people and society at large to move towards a low-carbon future and build resiliency. Our connected solutions help our customers save energy and reduce their carbon emissions. The opportunities to apply our technology to reduce energy use and emissions are abundant – and those opportunities will accelerate rapidly as 5G expands. Some examples:

Smart buildings deliver data on energy use, allowing managers to maximize building performance and efficiency.

Intelligent asphalt, with embedded sensors, monitors traffic flow, permitting cities to adjust traffic signals to reduce commute times and carbon emissions.

Mobile apps help drivers find available parking spaces, reducing congestion and CO2 emissions.

Energy-efficient solutions

Advanced technology enables millions of consumers and businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and be more sustainable. Our connected solutions help our customers save energy and reduce their carbon emissions. We work with the Carbon Trust, a respected nonprofit, to measure the yearly reduction in CO2 equivalent (CO2e) emissions our customers are achieving through the use of our products and services. In 2018, our solutions enabled the avoidance of 8.2 million metric tons of CO2e, equivalent to taking 1.6 million cars off the road. The emissions avoided represent approximately 1.68 times the emissions generated by Verizon’s operations (Scope 1 and 2).

Our solutions enabled the elimination of 8.2 million metric tons of CO2e emissions, equivalent to removing 1.6 million cars from the road for one year.