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World Energy Conservation Day: The Most Energy-Efficient Brands Of The Decade

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Shreshtha Verma
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World Energy Conservation Day is celebrated on 14th December globally to highlight the importance of energy consumption and its use in our day-to-day life, its scarcity and its impact on the sustainability of global ecosystems. It focuses our concentration on significant issues facing the future of mankind concerning energy. This Day serves to spell a sense of urgency on the issues involved.

While most organizations don’t reveal their overall annual kWh consumption numbers, many companies proudly showcase how they are using each year along with other major programs and initiatives that put them at the forefront of a more energy-efficient future.

On the occasion of World Energy Conservation Day Let’s have a glance at the most energy-efficient brands of the decade!

Wal-Mart
  • Size: 2.2 million (world) 1.4 million (U.S)
  •  Founded: 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas
  •  Industry: Retail
  •  Green kWh Used Per Year: 314,843,272

This major retailer utilizes alternative energy sources to make its operations greener and more energy-efficient and focuses on using the least amount of energy possible in the construction of their new chain stores.

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Samsung Electronics (SEA)
  • Size: 307,000 Employees
  •  Founded: 1977 (US Branch) in Ridgefield Park, NJ
  •  Industry: Technology
  •  Green kWh Used Per Year: 86,998,829

Every year, Samsung Electronics purchases green energy credits for its US-based organizations. The EPA has awarded the organization for their efforts in their own offices and their energy-efficient creations as well. In 2015, for the third year in a row, the company won the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year- Sustained Excellence Award for their efforts and for their commitment to educating consumers about the positive impact of energy efficiency.

FedEx Express
  • Size: 165,000+ Employees
  •  Founded: 1971 in Little Rock, Arkansas
  •  Industry: Transportation
  •  Green kWh Used Per Year: 1,003,741 (Oakland)

FedEx Express, the flight subsidiary of FedEx shipping maintains its unique commitment to energy efficiency. While the company has FedEx locations all over the world, its Oakland Hub Facility alone uses more than 1,000,000 kW of energy and even has its solar on-site generation system.

Sony Corporation of America
  • Size: 131,7000 Employees
  •  Founded: 1960 in New York City
  •  Industry: Technology
  •  Green kWh Used Per Year: 34,800,000

Sony Corporation of America isn’t only committed to bringing new technologies to the market, but to improving their environmental impact with new energy-efficient practices as well. In addition to working on creating more energy-efficient products and technologies, the company has been working on deploying more sustainable business practices as part of their Road to Zero sustainability plan which aims to drastically reduce their environmental impact.

Coca-Cola
  • Size: 129,2000 Employees
  •  Founded: 1886 Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia
  •  Industry: Food and Beverage
  •  Green kWh Used Per Year: 53,986,572

The beverage giant, Coca-Cola has consistently included energy efficiency as part of their overall company goals. The company has been consistently ranked as one of the largest green energy users in the country.

Microsoft Corporation
  • Size: 118,600+ Employees
  •  Founded: 1975 in Albuquerque, NM
  •  Industry: Technology
  •  Green kWh Used Per Year: 2,699,210,000

In 2014, Microsoft made waves when they announced they would purchase 175 megawatts of wind energy from the Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois, as part of a 20-year agreement with the company. This move alone was one of the biggest purchases of wind power from a private company and in total, the purchase is as much electricity consumption as that of 70,000 homes in Illinois.

Intel Corporation
  • Size: 107,000+ Employees
  •  Founded: 1968 in Mountain View California
  •  Industry: Technology
  •  Green kWh Used Per Year: 3,107,050,000

In addition to creating new energy-efficient products, such as greener processors and more eco-friendly computer chips, Intel itself is pioneering the way towards a more energy-efficient future. Since 2012, Intel Corp has been using more green energy than any other private or public organization on the planet. The company primarily utilizes solar power and wind power, which partially comes from on-site generation. The company also has strong partnerships with outside green energy suppliers including PNM and Sterling Planet.

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