— By Mark Danzenbaker — Smarter retail facilities for lower energy costs. Decarbonization. Net zero. ESG. These terms, as part of corporate sustainability efforts, have garnered incredible momentum over the last year. With major climate policy and legislation, a renewed focus on the clean energy transition, growing concern for an overloaded power grid and aggressive goals to reduce environmental impact, one thing is for sure: climate impacts and sustainability are top of mind for every industry. For retail and restaurant facility owners and operators, the negative effects …
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Menomonee Falls, Wis. — Kohl’s has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program as a 2023 Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence, which is its highest honor and is reserved for ENERGY STAR partners demonstrating outstanding leadership, year over year. The EPA recognizes partners with the Sustained Excellence Award if they have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of 2 consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition. Of the more …
Salisbury, N.C. — For more than two decades, Food Lion has been committed to sustainability, and these efforts continue to earn the omnichannel retailer national recognition. For the 21st consecutive year, Food Lion has earned the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Food Lion, an omnichannel grocery retailer, operates more than 1,100 grocery stores across its 10-state footprint throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region. Since 2000, Food Lion reduced energy consumption by more than 853.7 million kilowatt …
Atlanta — The Home Depot’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014.
Menomonee Falls, WI — Kohl’s Department Stores will expand its solar program by nearly 25% in 2012, installing solar panels at approximately 30 additional Kohl’s locations.
Grand Rapids, MI — Meijer, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer, recently joined the U.S. Environment Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership to reduce its refrigerant emissions.
Stephanie Plummer, National Program Manager, RetailEPA One of the most important ways retailers can leverage the ENERGY STAR® program is by communicating their successes.
Menomonee Falls, WI — More than 600 of Kohl’s 1,097 stores have earned the ENERGY STAR label. The retailer was also recognized as a 2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year on April 2, 2011.
Chicago — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Jones Lang LaSalle 2011 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year.