Working towards saving energy everywhere we do business

By Curt Radkin
May 1st, 2014

Here at Wells Fargo, we’ve always had a strong commitment to our customers and to the communities we serve. We know that if we take steps to protect the environment today, all of us – our customers, our communities, and our company – will enjoy a better tomorrow.

We also know that one of the most important ways we can be good stewards of the environment is by cutting our energy use wherever we can. In fact, as a corporation, Wells Fargo has set a goal of reducing energy use by 40 percent by the year 2020, and we’ve already reduced our use by 21% during the last five years. For an organization the size of Wells Fargo, with more than 9,000 locations and more than 264,000 team members, that adds up to an incredible amount of energy savings.

I’m proud to say that our efforts were recently recognized in an area of the country where we’ve made significant investments in energy conservation. Each summer, rising temperatures bring rising demand for electricity, so the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Connecticut (DEEP) recognizes a handful of consumers who cut their summer use of electricity from previous seasons.

At the April 22 award ceremony at the Connecticut State Capitol, Connecticut DEEP presented Wells Fargo with its Gold Summer Savers Award for cutting energy use by 24% at its Woodbury, Connecticut, location in the summer of 2013. We achieved these savings by upgrading our store with more efficient lighting fixtures and by installing sensors that minimize lights left on in empty rooms.

We’re incredibly proud of this honor, and we remain committed to finding ways to further reduce our use of electricity in Connecticut and everywhere else we do business.

Summer Savers 640 wide

Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority Vice Chairman Jack Betkoski, who served as master of ceremonies for the event, is pictured with Wells Fargo employee Debra Mingrone.

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Curt Radkin

Curt Radkin

Curt Radkin is a Senior Vice President and Sustainability Strategist for Wells Fargo Corporate Properties Group. He is responsible for developing strategies and working with other Wells Fargo groups and leaders to engage in sustainable practices that will minimize the environmental impact of Wells Fargo’s 100 million square foot corporate real estate portfolio, which accounts for 85% of Wells Fargo’s greenhouse gas emissions. Curt has a BS in Architecture from the Ohio State University and studied architecture at Oxford College in Oxford, England.

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Maureen Blancon December 4, 2014 at 12:51 am:

Does Well Fargo look at including electric vehicle charging infrastructure as part of its efforts in sustainable buildings and facilities planning?

Pia Hahnon March 26, 2015 at 5:53 pm:

Thanks for your interest. We have installed some at strategic locations around the country and are looking to expand these over time with requisite demand.
– Jeff

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