Sprint: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)40%
Annual (2016)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 more than 2,000 buildings and 50,000 network sites. Since 2007, Sprint has decreased total energy use by 40%. 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 over 80% of total energy usage in Sprint's portfolio. Despite large increases to the number of terabytes of data transmitted annually since 2007, Sprint has decreased energy usage at their network sites by more than 39%. Energy savings have been achieved through switch building and cell site closures as well as implementing more energy efficient technologies as part of Sprint's Network Vision 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 481 of its properties. There are 130 properties that have experienced an increase in source energy.  These properties have been identified for future energy efficiency improvements.