Verizon Wireless Works With Energy Star® To Improve Energy Efficiency Nationwide

    Verizon Wireless Works With Energy Star® To Improve Energy Efficiency

Wireless Retailer Uses Energy Management Tools and Resources to Help Reduce
Energy Consumption

PR Newswire

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 2, 2012

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless formed a
partnership in 2006 with EPA's ENERGY STAR^®, a voluntary program that
promotes reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.

In 2006, Verizon Wireless introduced ENERGY STAR tools and resources to
improve efficiency within company-owned buildings, including the EPA's
measurement and tracking tool, Portfolio Manager^™. Portfolio Manager allows
users to track and assess energy and water consumption across a portfolio of
buildings in a secure online environment. Since 2008, more than 100 Verizon
Wireless Communications Stores have been awarded the EPA's prestigious ENERGY
STAR certification, the highest number of stores of any wireless retailer to
date. The company remains committed to achieving ENERGY STAR certification
for all eligible stores at least once.

"Our six-year strategic relationship with ENERGY STAR has focused on reducing
Verizon's carbon footprint, and serving our customers in the most
environmentally friendly way possible," said James Gowen, chief sustainability
officer for Verizon. "We look forward to continuing our alliance, and
reaching Verizon's sustainability goals of increasing our energy efficiency
and cutting our carbon intensity in half by 2020."

Verizon Wireless has taken steps to improve energy efficiency in stores with
projects such as lighting retrofits, energy management system (EMS)
installations and HVAC upgrades. Specific initiatives include:

  oReplacing more than 30,000 existing 50-watt and 37-watt Halogen MR16
    spotlights with 12-watt LED lamps throughout the country (less than
    two-year payback).
  oUpgrading 338 locations with the energy management systems (EMS) in 2010
    and adding 174 locations in 2011. These systems control the HVAC units
    and lighting according to set schedules, thus maximizing store
    efficiency. Another 38 EMSs have been installed as of July 2012.

In 2012, Verizon Wireless opened an Evolution 2.0-designed retail store in
Toms River, N.J., featuring an open 3,100-square-foot sales floor with
numerous interactive demo stations that allow customers to immerse themselves
in a hands-on experience with the latest 4G LTE smartphones, diverse offering
of 4G LTE tablets, and unique devices such as the Verizon Jetpack™, and so
much more. The new design resulted in a 30 percent reduction in energy
costs. To learn more about Verizon Wireless' green initiatives, please visit To learn
more about ENERGY STAR products and initiatives, visit

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest,
most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers,
including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking
Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint
venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE,
NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit To preview
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