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by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jul 28, 2022
In 2013, Whole Foods Market became the first grocery partner to join the Better Buildings Challenge, committing to a 20% improvement in energy use intensity by 2023 across its building portfolio of more than 12 million square feet. This year, Whole Foods Market surpassed that goal two years ahead...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Jun 08, 2022
The Wendy’s Company joined the Better Buildings Challenge in 2015, committing to 20% energy reduction across its U.S. company-operated portfolio and its Restaurant Support Center of roughly 1.3 million square feet. As The Wendy’s Company worked to improve energy efficiency across its own portfolio...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Aug 23, 2021
As the public and private sectors pursue organization-wide goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, commercial food service kitchens and restaurants face multiple challenges: identifying new opportunities to improve energy efficiency while adhering to changing local and state regulations...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Apr 22, 2021
Walgreens has shown leadership in energy efficiency by achieving a 20% energy savings goal in the Better Buildings Challenge – and doing so in a year when the pharmacy, health, and beauty company stepped up to provide essential products and services to communities across the U.S. throughout the...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Apr 06, 2021
With the onset of to the COVID-19 pandemic, the retail sector experienced significant drops in sales across the industry, seeing as much as a 25% reduction in sales from February to April of 2020 with clothing/accessory stores and department stores feeling the largest impact. In-person sales...
by Sormeh Konjkav, Waypoint Energy; Marta Schantz, Waypoint Energy; Michael Deru, NREL; Cindy Zhu, DOE Fellow on May 09, 2018
You may have heard the buzz about the Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign Awards results announced at the Professional Retail Store Maintenance (PRSM) National Conference in early April. In addition to the successful Awards Luncheon, the Department of Energy (DOE) had an expanded presence at the...