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Staples Earns 2011 Platts Global Energy Efficiency Program of the Year

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December 15, 2011

Staples was awarded with one of the energy industry’s highest honors at Platts Global Energy Awards, winning the Energy Efficiency Program of the Year.

Bob Valaire receiving Platts award image
Bob Valair holding the coveted Platts Award

Staples Energy Efficiency Program was recognized for delivering operational excellence with a comprehensive world class program including SMART Grid technology, real-time automated demand response, advanced lighting; store recommissioning, transportation efficiency, HVAC optimization, product innovation, and employee awareness. Accepting the award on behalf of Staples was Bob Valair, director of energy and environmental services.

Established in 1999 and widely recognized as the Oscars of the energy industry, Platts Global Energy Awards highlight corporate and individual innovation, leadership, and superior performance in 17 categories with more than 200 nominations.

Earlier this year, Staples was recognized as an Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Partner of the Year as well as Energy Star Leader, and received the CoreNet Global 2011 Best In Practice in Sustainability Award, the EPA Green Power Leader Award and PRSM Award- Innovation in Sustainability and Energy Management.

John Failla imageGRD Views: Congratulations to Bob Valair and the entire team at Staples for what has been a banner year in earning recognition for their energy management efforts. -- John Failla for Green Retail Decisions


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