Walgreens is the nation's largest drugstore chain and operates more than 9,000 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company has a long-standing commitment to reducing energy usage and expanding its renewable energy initiatives. Walgreens has reduced its energy consumption and carbon footprint through a comprehensive approach including investment in the most energy-efficient technologies, installation of energy management systems in thousands of locations, and a commitment to renewable energy with solar power installations at 240 locations.

As a Better Buildings Challenge partner, Walgreens focused on HVAC equipment upgrades and installed optimized lighting solutions and automated energy management systems to improve efficiency, comfort, and the customer experience in its stores. The energy efficiency improvements are part of the company’s larger strategy for reducing energy consumption, emissions, and waste through programs in operations and by engaging suppliers on environmental issues.

Walgreens is a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 8 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with platforms bringing together physical and digital, supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide. Walgreens is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Through its partnership in the Better Buildings Challenge, Walgreens committed to reducing energy use by 20% by 2020 across its portfolio of over 100 million square feet. 

Buildings Challenge Commitment
100Million Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Goal Achieved20%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)