Sprint (now part of T-Mobile) has extensive operations throughout the United States and in three U.S. territories — the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. With approximately 30,000 employees and a network that serves more than 50 million customers, Sprint is serious about managing its energy consumption and minimizing its carbon impact.

The 200-acre Overland Park, Kansas campus where Sprint has its headquarters is one of the most environmentally responsible campuses in the country. It was designed with the environment and employees in mind. Sprint’s greenhouse gas reduction strategy relies primarily on reducing energy consumption, but also on increasing use of renewable energy. Sprint has recently secured nearly 30 percent of its total energy use from renewable sources. As a large corporation with thousands of locations throughout the U.S., Sprint is actively engaged in making a difference to help create a brighter future for all.

Due to the nature of business at Sprint, 87 percent of electricity consumption by Sprint derives from the Sprint Network. With a focus on new technologies, Sprint developed the Network Vision Plan which included the decommissioning of 22,000 cell sites and 48 wireless switch facilities. Network Vision enables energy efficiencies through IP-based networking and service “layering” using the Network’s 800, 1900, and 2500 MHz spectrum while supporting future wireless technology advances. Since 2014, the Network Vision program has reduced its energy intensity more than fourfold to 0.4 MWh per Terabit. Even though the Sprint Network Facility portfolio includes 845 facilities with business growth demands, Sprint has reduced its Network facility energy consumptionover the past year by 5 percent and expects additional reduction through equipment right sizing in 2019 through 2021.

The customer facing part of Sprint’s business, namely more than 1,200 corporate-owned retail stores, have seen a 3 percent reduction in energy consumption from 2017. This is a result of installing “smart” thermostats that provide central control to operating hours and setback temperatures.

Buildings Challenge Commitment
11Million Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Goal Achieved35%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)