Cricket Communications

At a Glance



Project Type

Commercial Energy Efficiency




San Diego, CA


Anjali Gattani found energy efficiency for Cricket by recommending lighting changes and better travel planning.


Anjali Gattani spent her summer as an EDF Climate Corps fellow with Cricket Communications in order to establish energy efficient best practices for Cricket’s more than 300 company-operated retail stores.


Gattani's analysis shows that Cricket could save 571,000 kWh or 340 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year if it renovated one third of its stores using LED track lighting and more energy efficient T-8 fixtures. This project would also save Cricket $417,000 in net operating costs over its lifetime. Further, Gattani’s analysis shows that Cricket could save 688,000 kWh or 400 metric tons of greenhouse emissions by using PC power management solutions at all of their stores. This could save Cricket an additional $153,000 in net operating costs over 3 years. Gattani also analyzed Cricket’s travel data to identify various Telepresence options for reducing the overall company travel and was actively involved in making a case for launching handset recycling program at Cricket’s stores.

Potential Impact

In summary, Cricket could save 1.3 million kWh of energy use or 740 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually. Over the lifetime of the recommended energy efficiency projects, Cricket could save $570,000 in net operating costs.

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