|20%Reduction in Energy Intensity||Goal Achieved|
Best Buy, which leases or owns more than 47 million square feet of retail space in the U.S., has continuously sought to build greater efficiency across its stores and operations. "Partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy not only encourages us to achieve our own efficiency goals, it helps us learn from other forward-thinking companies," said Leo Raudys, Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability, Best Buy. "We are honored to join the Better Buildings Challenge and look forward to joining with other U.S. building operators through this initiative to reduce energy."
In 2009, the company achieved its first greenhouse gas reduction goal of 8% per square foot and announced a new goal of 20% energy reduction by 2020 over its 2009 baseline. Additionally, Best Buy is sharply focused on the specific role its Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents can play to help consumers understand how to own, use, and maintain energy efficient technologies.