Staples recognized for its sustained leadership to protect the
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 14, 2016--
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Staples
with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award
for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through
superior energy efficiency achievements.
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(L-R) Staples' Vice President of Construction, Engineering & Support Services John Lynch, EPA Director and Chief of the Energy Star Program Jean Lupinacci and Staples' Director of Energy and Environmental Management Bob Valair at the event where the EPA recognized Staples, with the 2016 Energy Star® Partner Of The Year - Sustained Excellence Award. (Photo: Business Wire)
Staples, an ENERGY STAR partner since 1992, will be honored for their
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 percent by 2020 and to reduce its carbon
footprint by 50 percent by 2025. Overall, Staples achieved an average of
30 percent 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, Inc.
“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.”
Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped
prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas
emissions. In 2014 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more
than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from
“By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, Staples is helping
Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our
nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change,” said
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “I’m proud to recognize Staples with
the highest form of ENERGY STAR recognition, as the winner of the 2016
Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. Staples demonstrates a
strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy
planet for future generations.”
The 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to
a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing
harmful carbon pollution through superior energy efficiency efforts.
These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR
program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and
buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.
For a complete list of 2016 winners and more information about ENERGY
STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.
About Staples, Inc.
Staples retail stores and Staples.com
help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad
assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to
shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers
businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want - in
store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com customers
can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from
Staples.com with Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded services
also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store Business
Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying, scanning,
faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print &
Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business lending
and credit services.
Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of
Staples, Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized
customers make more happen by offering a curated assortment of products
and services combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer
service, competitive pricing and state-of-the art ecommerce site.
Staples Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things
businesses need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities
cleaning and maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology,
furniture, interior design and Print & Marketing Services. Headquartered
outside of Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South
America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about
Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
About ENERGY STAR
is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years,
people across America have looked to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for
guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment.
Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is
independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the
emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the
most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world,
helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills,
while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric
tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference
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