Arby’s Exceeds 2015 Energy Reduction Goal

Atlanta — As of December 31, 2015, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG) reached 15.2% total energy reduction per company-owned restaurant from a 2011 baseline, exceeding the “15 Percent By 2015” energy savings goal set by the brand in 2012. 

Whole Foods Market & NRG Plan Large-Scale Solar Project

Princeton, N.J., and Austin, Texas —Whole Foods Market has teamed up with NRG Energy, Inc., the country’s leading integrated competitive power company, to install rooftop solar at up to 84 Whole Foods stores and distribution centers across nine states to generate renewable energy onsite.

Lucky Supermarkets and EVgo Open Nation's Largest Public EV Fast Charging Site

Fremont, Calif. — The 100th EVgo Freedom Station in California is now open and is the nation's largest publicly-available multi-standard fast charging site. Located in the hottest electric vehicle (EV) adoption area of the country, the Lucky Fremont location features four 50kW DC Fast Chargers equipped with CHAdeMO and DC Fast Combo; the station is also pre-wired for as many as four more chargers, which can be added in just days as demand requires.

IKEA Launches Fuel Cell System in Emeryville, Calif.

Emeryville, Calif. — IKEA has officially ‘flipped the switch’ on a fuel cell system installed at its retail location in Emeryville, Calif. The project represents the first IKEA endeavor globally to convert biogas into electricity through a clean electro-chemical process. 

Ecova Helps Mattress Firm With Waste Optimization

Spokane, Wash. — Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company, has been selected by Houston-based Mattress Firm to help the company reduce waste-related costs and improve environmental performance. Ecova will consult with the retailer on monitoring and reducing waste at approximately 630 locations.

IKEA To Install Fuel Cell System at Emeryville, Calif., Store

Conshohocken, Pa. — IKEA plans to install a fuel cell system manufactured by Bloom Energy at its location in Emeryville, Calif., which is one of two San Francisco-area stores for the Sweden-based home furnishings retailer. The fuel cell system will be installed, commissioned and activated by summer 2015.

Going for Gold

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Office Depot’s very verdant commitment to LEED certification means office and retail locations can be green space.

Tecogen Adds to Executive Team

Waltham, Mass. — The manufacturer of high efficiency, ultra-clean combined heat and power products has named a new co-CEO and a new manufacturing manager.

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