It costs a little green to go green, and while this may cause some companies to delay making energy efficiency upgrades, AT&T’s 2010 results should make business owners rethink this decision. Last year, AT&T’s energy efficiency upgrades resulted in an annualized energy savings of $44 million.
Several energy-friendly changes led to this savings, including:
- Replacing incandescent bulbs with LEDs at more than 1,100 cell sites
- Removing networking switches at 11 central offices
- Installing desktop power management software on 169,000 computers
- Launching an online energy management training program
- Tracking energy performance through the Energy Scorecard
- Participating in the EDF Climate Corps program