Sprint: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)35%
Annual (2019)-2%

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Sprint's portfolio consists of nearly 1,400 buildings and 50,000 network sites. Since 2007, Sprint has decreased total energy use by 35%. This is a result of Sprint creating a cross-functional Energy Management team and holding business units accountable to corporate energy reduction goals. These changes led to employee and vendor performance goals which led to energy reduction.


Network sites account for 91% of total energy usage in Sprint's portfolio. Since 2014, Sprint has reduced its energy intensity more than 85% from 2.2 to 0.3 MWh per Terabyte. Energy savings have been achieved through switch equipment and cell site right sizing as well as implementing more energy efficient technologies as part of Sprint's Network Vision and 5G Build-Out program.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Sprint has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 15% at 440 of its properties. There are 108 properties that have experienced an increase in source energy. These properties have been identified for future energy efficiency improvements.


Better Buildings Waste Pilot cohort participants strive to reduce portfolio-wide waste intensity and increase the percentage of overall waste diverted from a landfill, also known as the waste diversion rate. Sprint, now part of T-Mobile, has expanded its commitment to waste reduction to include both Sprint and T-Mobile properties, while maintaining a goal of diverting 50% of operational waste by 2025. In 2020, Sprint/T-Mobile tracked waste at 1,819 properties and achieved a waste diversion rate of 46%. 

*2020 waste disposal is significantly lower than a typical year since buildings experienced reduced occupancy due to COVID-19 disruptions.