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