This blog is by Jeremy Percy, Real Estate Environment Health and Safety Manager at Nokia Solutions and Networks.
Like many other good corporate citizens, NSN will be turning off the lights in our offices around the world for one hour this Saturday, March 29,in honor of Earth Hour. By encouraging our employees to also take part in this initiative, we hope to raise awareness of the need for long-term change regarding the way we use electricity, both in the workplace and at home.
But it doesn’t stop there. Corporate Responsibility is about embedding sustainable management practices into all operations and driving energy efficiency through the management of the Real Estate portfolio to which we can all contribute. We’ve made significant progress in understanding our impact on the environment and setting goals to reduce it, and all our business units have made major contributions towards this. As an example, energy consumption from NSN buildings has been reduced by 9% as a result of actions carried out during 2013. This is equivalent to the energy use of over 14,000* family homes – a small town.
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* based on an electricity saving of nearly 48 million kWhs and an average electricity use (2010) of approximately 3,400 kWs.
Stay tuned for more news on NSN energy saving innovations.
We continue to work hard to answer the challenge of how to flatten energy consumption in networks despite ever-increasing traffic growth. We’ve identified the key areas in which energy efficiency is ripe for improvement: base station efficiency, site optimization, network architecture evolution, network management and control, and network modernization – and we’re innovating to make a difference.