Whole Foods Featured in Edison Electric Institute's Electric Perspectives Publication

By Better Buildings Beat Team on Jul 23, 2015

Grocery stores seek to deliver convenience to their customers. However, this convenience—large-scale refrigeration, open refrigerated cases, industrial cooking equipment—also causes the sector to struggle with energy management. 

Better Buildings Challenge partner Whole Foods Market created such a playbook because it was grappling with how to fit the complex nature of its infrastructure into existing utility incentives. The company realized that with a willing utility partner, Eversource Energy, and a strong, comprehensive plan, it essentially could design a “build your own incentive” program that achieved significant energy savings and worked for its sector specific needs.

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