Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GreenChill partnership in May 2010. Since then, eight Sprouts stores have earned GreenChill awards. In late 2010, Sprouts set out to meet the EPA’s most stringent GreenChill standards with construction of its Thousand Oaks, Calif., store, which earned the chain a Platinum Award. At that time, it was one of only three such high GreenChill awards given out.
Part of the equation was the refrigeration system.