Energy and the Built Environment

Green Up on Aisle 3: Whole Foods Goes ZNE


Room 113 June 19, 2019 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

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Noah Goldstein
Rebecca Möller
Tristam Coffin
Bryan Beitler
Russell Carr, P.E

Grocery stores and supermarkets rely on refrigeration, lighting, and many other power consuming devices to keep food fresh and shoppers happy. Whole Food Markets is on the leading edge of finding ways to reduce energy consumption and has leveraged a California Energy Commission program to help them achieve near Zero Net Energy (ZNE) operations in their Noe Valley store. A team of experts has come together to design and implement innovative and groundbreaking ways to not only address the needs of Whole Food Markets but to scale ZNE solutions to the broader food retailer market sector. Explore the results this innovative team is achieving and how you can apply their experience to address the needs of the 39,000 supermarkets representing a $6 trillion market in the U.S. alone.