Petco Honored for Energy Conservation

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Petco, a specialty pet food, supplies and services retailer and iGive partner, was awarded a Grand Energy Champion Award by the San Diego Gas & Electric Company for its dedication to energy sustainability at its national support center.

The company took over a 300,000-square-foot semi-conductor plant and relocated its’ Petco support center. The pet-friendly, energy-efficient building increases employee interaction and productivity — allowing for better team building through the use of common spaces throughout the building. It includes more than 75 skylights and nearly 3,000 solar panels on the roof.  These updates provide natural lighting and allow the building lighting systems to run at half capacity. The building’s energy efficiency is further accented by drought tolerant landscaping and electric car charging stations for employee use.

“Petco’s two key goals when we started this project were to use the least amount of energy possible for our needs and to minimize the long-term impact it has on the environment,” said Charlie Piscitello, Petco’s Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, “Our company, our people, our culture and this wonderful facility are all a reflection of our commitment to our vision of healthier pets, happier people and better world.”

For more information about Petco and its San Diego-based national support center, visit about.petco.com.

About Petco and the Petco Foundation

With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,430 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including more than 115 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; and petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has invested more than $135 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.

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