IRVING, Texas, Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance to Save Energy has awarded 7-Eleven® with the Alliance to Save Energy "Built Environment" award for its commitment to reducing energy consumption and improving efficiency in its stores.
7-Eleven has successfully decreased electricity use in store operations by an estimated 21 percent over the past seven years through installing LED lighting, energy management systems and high-efficiency HVAC units.
"As the convenience retail leader, we're proud to be setting an example in maximizing energy efficiency and sustainability," said Joe DePinto, 7-Eleven President and Chief Executive Officer. "Over the past seven years, we've invested in capital improvements in our stores saving 458,000 megawatt hours each year and reducing our energy footprint. This is good for the environment, and it's good for our bottom line. We're committed to continuing this work, and we're honored to accept this award from the Alliance to Save Energy."
The Alliance to Save Energy is in its 25th year of recognizing innovators in the energy efficiency field and reward the hard work of those dedicated to saving energy. This year, winners will be recognized at a dinner on September 14 in Washington, DC.
A list of winners can be viewed here.
About 7-Eleven, Inc.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven® operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 63,000 stores in 18 countries, including 10,900 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7-Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7-Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7-Eleven for bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards® customer loyalty platform on the 7-Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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