Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Whole Foods Market To Cut Energy Consumption By 25% Per Square Foot By 2015 - Update

"(RTTNews) - Natural and organic food retailer Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFMI) on Tuesday announced that it intends to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 25% per square foot by 2015. The company added that it has also committed to wind energy, more on-site renewable energy, and aggressive green building, advanced refrigeration and transportation practices, which is expected to result in significant emissions reductions.
The Austin, Texas-based retailer said it has designed new stores to be more energy efficient, and several of these stores have been awarded Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill certification, which recognizes eco-friendly commercial refrigeration systems.
As part of a Department of Energy partnership, Whole Foods noted that it was awarded resources to design new stores and retrofit older ones. The program pairs Whole Foods with National Renewable Energy Labs to create, test and validate design concepts that will move toward net-zero energy commercial buildings."

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