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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 

Whole Foods Santa Barbara

a "shining" example of energy efficiency.

Whole Foods Santa Barbara
Originally uploaded by santa barbarian.

Supermarket chain Whole Foods has set a goal to reduce energy consumed per square foot 25 percent by 2015.

Additionally, the chain said it is stepping up efforts in the areas of wind energy, on-site renewable energy, and aggressive green building, advanced refrigeration and transportation practices, according to a press release.

Whole Foods points to its Santa Barbara, Calif., location as one that couldprovide an example to others. That store uses 45 percent less energy than a comparable store nearby. - Environmental Leader
Whole Foods has been working with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as part of a Retail Energy Alliance partnership with the US Department of Energy to test and develop more efficient buildings.

The aim of that work is to design a building that is 50% more efficient than current efficiency codes require. -
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