From 2006 to 2009, we reduced energy usage per square foot of Aflac-owned facilities by more than 23 percent. In 2009, we were awarded Energy Star Certification for our largest building: our Paul S. Amos center and for our oldest building, our 18-story corporate headquarters. Our Aflac SmartGreen SM approach has enabled us to reduce our carbon footprint—and our energy—by implementing the following measures:
- Used energy efficient light fixtures and bulbs throughout our office space.
- Installed occupancy sensors in all company-owned office buildings.
- Upgraded the Building Automation System.
- Implemented electronic timers to automatically turn off computers and other equipment when not in use.