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Staples honored by EPA for sustained energy excellence; overall 30% reduction


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Staples with a 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

Staples, an Energy Star partner since 1992, is being honored for the energy efficient achievements of the certification of 612 total buildings, and recertification of 33 buildings in 2015.

Staples was a strong competitor in the EPA Better Buildings Challenge committing to reduce energy intensity by 25% by 2020 and to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2025.

Overall, Staples achieved an average of 30% portfolio-wide reduction in energy intensity over the past few years with its energy efficiency programs, including green power investments, providing 18 million kWh of clean energy from solar in 2015.

“Staples truly values its partnership with Energy Star,” said Bob Valair, director of energy and environmental management, Staples. “It’s exciting to see the impact we’ve made through our energy efficiency programs and we remain committed to continuing our work to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.”

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