Energy Conservation

Energy use in our stores makes up roughly 80% of our entire carbon footprint.

That makes it our single biggest impact on the climate – and our single biggest opportunity to make significant improvements. Conserving energy and increasing efficiency are two important measures we can take to reduce our contribution to climate change.

Read the Report

To learn more about our work in energy conservation read our Global Responsibility Goals & Progress Report.

What We've Been Doing

In the last few years we’ve made significant progress in understanding and developing new strategies to reduce our energy consumption. We continue to purchase renewable energy that represents 20% of the total electricity used in our company-operated stores in the U.S. and Canada. We’re also investing in new lighting and improving the efficiency of HVAC (heating, ventilation and cooling) systems and other equipment.

Explore a Green Store

Our first LEED® certified store at 1st and Pike in Seattle has been designed and built with many environmentally smart features.

Come take a virtual tour

LEED® Certified Stores

We’re creating more eco-conscious stores on a global scale from the design stage right through to construction and operations.

Learn more