May 9, 2014
Shane KitzmanStaff Writer
Best Buy is not only reaching U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals, but is exceeding them.
When the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge was issued by President Obama in 2011, Best Buy was the only retailer to accept the challenge of reducing energy intensity by 20 percent by 2020. Since then, Best Buy already has cut total energy consumption — in more than 47 million square feet of buildings across the U.S. — by 24 percent.
How? Thanks to improvements like better operational controls, more efficient lighting and even installing skylights in some locations.
And on Friday, Best Buy was recognized for its over-achieving efforts at the Better Buildings Summit in Washington D.C.
Best Buy was one of only a few that got a shout out from DOE officials for outstanding energy achievement.
In the past year, more than 190 organizations have participated in the Better Buildings Challenge — from local governments to school districts and universities, to commercial real estate, healthcare and manufacturing companies. For more, click here.