Whole Foods


Challenge Commitment
12.9Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity12%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

For over 30 years, Whole Foods Market has striven to offer the highest quality natural and organic foods, while enhancing the experiences of customers and staff and improving local and global communities, and the environment. Whole Foods’ commitment to the environment is embraced as a Core Value. Its dedication to a thriving, healthy planet is part of a long employed stakeholder approach that places the business within a system of exchanges with myriad interdependencies. Whole Foods embraces its responsibility to co-create a world where individuals, communities, and the planet can flourish.

As a Better Buildings Challenge Partner, Whole Foods will employ sub-metering and monitoring tools to measure, analyze, and publicly share the performance of newly designed and replicated energy efficiency and climate protection initiatives in new and retrofitted stores. The company will work with manufacturers, trade allies, industry peers, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and other organizations to further its energy efficiency goals. For example, Whole Foods is also participating in the Department of Energy’s Better Building Alliance’s Advanced Rooftop Unit Challenge, and hopes to help transform supermarket building energy systems nationally.