Framingham, Mass. – Staples has reached the milestone of having 500 buildings meet EPA Energy Star certification. The facilities include stores, distribution centers and sales offices nationwide. Staples also launched a goal to reach 1,000 Energy Star facilities by the end of 2016.
“Energy efficiency has been a focus at Staples since the early years of our company,” said John Lynch, SVP of facilities, construction and support services at Staples. “We’re proud to be recognized by the EPA for our efforts, and we’re committed to combining the latest energy efficiency strategies and technologies with renewable power use to save energy, reduce costs and minimize carbon emissions throughout our operations.”
Staples earned the EPA’s Energy Star Partner of the Year Award in 2013 for the third consecutive year. Staples also received The Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, the EPA’s highest Energy Star award, which recognizes organizations that have shown outstanding leadership in energy efficiency year after year. Staples was first recognized by the EPA for energy efficiency in 1999.