Whole Foods Market: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)21%
Annual (2021)0%

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Whole Foods Market's portfolio consists of almost 300 buildings and over 12 million square feet. Whole Foods Market has improved energy performance by 21% from a 2010 baseline, achieving its Challenge goal two years ahead of schedule by implementing a wide range of retrofit projects and an energy awareness program for store operations.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Whole Foods Market has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 15% at 105 of its properties. There are 24 properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI.  These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.


Property-level energy performance metrics, including EUI and percent improvement to date, are critical to track progress over time and identify opportunities for additional energy savings. Whole Foods Market's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 500 to 1100 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2010. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.