Save Market Supermarkets opens green store

New York City Save Mart Supermarkets has opened a 56,000-sq-ft. store in Modesto, Calif., featuring an array of eco-friendly technologies designed to reduce its carbon footprint.

The technologies include water-based refrigeration systems that eliminate ozone-depleting chemical refrigerants; skylights, reflective white roofing, variable-speed air handling systems and computer- and sensor-driven energy monitoring systems to optimize energy use.