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TIA is leading initiatives to reduce energy use and foster sustainability within the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. The ICT sector plays a critical role in enabling savings by driving down the cost of energy in all sectors. Sustainability efforts are fueled by technological advances, regulations, and best practices in energy efficient data centers, smart buildings, fuel cells in critical infrastructure and green procurement. These efforts help network operators and equipment suppliers bring increased energy efficiency to their operations.

Smart buildings and smart communities will improve sustainability by optimizing energy use, which will lower carbon footprints. Commercial and industrial buildings contribute 45 percent of the U.S. greenhouse gas footprint, with emissions from buildings anticipated to climb faster than from any other source. Cities are implementing green initiatives, like Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification or smart building technologies to lower carbon emissions and reduce electricity use. Smart buildings will enable accountability of energy consumption via smart grid tracking and dashboard analytics, and encourage responsible consumer consumption.

TIA Announces Upgrades to QuEST Forum’s Online Sustainability Assessor Tool

Arlington, VA (April 29, 2020) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced a series of upgrades and updates to its online Sustainability Assessor. The Sustainability Assessor was developed by TIA’s QuEST Forum for companies looking to rapidly self-assess and benchmark their sustainability and corporate social responsibility…

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Corporate Sustainability

The Corporate Sustainability Working Group (CWSG) is made up of companies that prioritize sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

TIA Announces 2018 Global Sustainability Awards

Arlington, VA (June 14, 2018) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced its 2018 Annual Global Sustainability Awards, recognizing performance and innovation in corporate sustainability. This year’s winners were selected across four different pathways: Nokia won the 2018 Global Sustainability Award for…

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How AT&T Ensures Network Quality and Performance Partnering With Suppliers

Rachel Kutz, VP of Strategic Initiatives within AT&T's Global Supply Chain group discusses how the value chain of suppliers and QuEST Forum's role help AT&T compete and achieve near-term sustainability goals.

What’s the Standard in 2015?

TIA is known for their work as a standards development organization in the telecom industry - and is plugging their members into what standards work will be done in the coming year. Join TIA NOW as they kick off 2015 with Stephanie Montgomery, Acting VP of Technology and Standards at TIA.

What We Do

Delivering connectivity and empowering innovation. TIA brings together communities of interest to shape solutions that enable next-generation ICT products and services across all markets. Community is at the center of connectivity and at TIA we solve unique challenges and develop new ideas and approaches by facilitating communities and launching multi-year programs, and innovative products and…