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February 26, 2014

It’s a well-known industry fact that refrigeration and freezer appliances, which are no longer exclusive to supermarkets, are major electricity “hogs” in retail stores.

By Richard P. Fennelly, director of product development, Coilpod

It’s a well-known industry fact that refrigeration and freezer appliances, which are no longer exclusive to supermarkets, are major electricity “hogs” in retail stores.  

February 26, 2014

A majority (74%) of U.S. contractors are unaware of upcoming 2015 regional standards for unitary air conditioning and heat pump systems, according to a survey by Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.

St. Louis -- A majority (74%) of U.S. contractors are unaware of upcoming 2015 regional standards for unitary air conditioning and heat pump systems, according to a survey by Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. Nearly 80% of contractors were unaware of 2015 part-load efficiency requirements for light commercial split, package and rooftop systems, and 84% are unaware of the 2015 chiller standards. Unlike the 2005 regulation changes, the 2015 changes will affect both residential and commercial efficiency standards.

September 17, 2013

Ikea plans to incorporate the largest geothermal heating and cooling system in the state of Kansas (and neighboring Missouri) in its upcoming store in Merriam, Kan.

Conshohocken, Pa. -- Ikea plans to incorporate the largest geothermal heating and cooling system in the state of Kansas (and neighboring Missouri) in its upcoming store in Merriam, Kan. The 359,000-sq.-ft. store is now under construction.

The related drilling and underground work should be complete by winter, with the system operational when the building opens in fall 2014. The Ikea Merriam will be the second U.S. Ikea location with geothermal technology. (In 2011, Ikea opened a store Centennial, Col., that uses geothermal technology.)

August 27, 2013

H-E-B is thinking green — and out of the box — when it comes to refrigeration. The company is the first U.S. retailer to deploy a propane refrigeration system in its refrigerated display cases.

The Hussmann-designed system is in place in H-E-B’s new 83,000-sq.-ft. store in Austin, Texas, which is part of the redevelopment of an old airport site in the city’s Mueller neighborhood. The entire project is focused on sustainability and energy efficiency. So is H-E-B.

March 15, 2012

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market received the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership’s highest award — Platinum-Level Store Certification — for green refrigeration technology at its new store in Folsom, Calif.

Folsom, Calif. -- Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market received the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership’s highest award — Platinum-Level Store Certification — for green refrigeration technology at its new store  in Folsom, Calif. It is just the second store in California, and one of just supermarkets in the nation, to achieve platinum certification.

January 3, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added three hydrocarbons as acceptable alternatives in small commercial refrigerators and freezers through EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.

Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added three hydrocarbons as acceptable alternatives in small commercial refrigerators and freezers through EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.

August 22, 2011

Sprouts Farmers Market in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Calif., has joined an elite club: It is only the third store in the nation to achieve the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership higher honor, Platinum Level Certification.

April 26, 2011

Ikea announced that its 415,000-sq.-ft. store in Centennial, Col., will open on July 27.

New York City -- Ikea announced that its 415,000-sq.-ft. store in Centennial, Col., will open on July 27.

“The excellent construction progress made this past fall and winter by Saunders Construction and the subcontractors -- as well as professional and timely reviews by local authorities -- created an opportunity for us to open much earlier than originally envisioned,” said Ikea project construction manager Doug Wolfe.

November 7, 2010

Walgreens on Monday announced the opening of the nation’s first drugstore chain location to utilize.

Deerfield, Ill. Walgreens on Monday announced the opening of the nation’s first drugstore chain location to utilize geothermal energy for heating and cooling. The store, in Oak Park, Ill., is expected to reduce its energy usage by about 46% as a result of the geothermal system.

Walgreens worked on its Oak Park location with Evanston, Ill.-based Indie Energy, which specializes in designing and installing geothermal systems. The company’s Smart Geothermal technology system significantly cuts heating and cooling costs and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

September 20, 2010

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market will open its second GreenChill certified store, in Oceanside, Calif.,...

September 8, 2010

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market on Wednesday opened the first grocery store in Southern California...

August 23, 2010

Ikea has teamed with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to...

October 29, 2009

Food Lion and refrigeration manufacturer Kysor//Warren unveiled the grocery industry's first cascading refrigeration system with...

September 30, 2009

Food Lion has opened a store in College Park, Ga., that is the chain’s first...

December 31, 2008

The economic-recovery package passed by Congress in fall 2007 contained some welcome news for...

December 14, 2008

It’s not uncommon for full-service and quick-service restaurants to keep a store of thousands...

December 14, 2008

It’s not uncommon for full-service and quick-service restaurants to keep a store of thousands of...

October 8, 2008

(Oct. 8) Commercial (and residential) building owners who install geothermal heating and cooling systems are...

January 31, 2008

Price Chopper is always on the lookout for new ways to expand its sustainability...

January 14, 2008

Bentonville, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores announced Tuesday it is gearing up to open the first of...

March 31, 2007

Food Lion LLC has long been on the leading edge of companies—supermarkets and otherwise—putting in...