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Sept. 24, 2002: Lowes Foods Receives Energy Star Recognition

September 24, 2002
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WINSTON-SALEM, NC — Lowes Foods has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its energy-saving efforts. Five of its supermarkets have received the Energy Star® label, which recognizes buildings that are among the top 25% in the country in terms of energy performance.

“Reducing energy consumption is a priority for Lowes Foods,” stated Gary Watson, vice president for business support. “It takes a tremendous amount of energy to operate a supermarket — for lights, refrigeration, and to run computerized checkout systems. By finding ways to eliminate energy use, we contribute to a healthier environment in the neighborhoods in which we do business, and operate our stores more efficiently.”

Energy conservation measures put in place by Lowes Foods include using the latest technology for HVAC, air-intake systems, and refrigerated cases; motion sensors and timers to regulate light fixtures and appliances; and building materials that provide maximum insulation.

According to the EPA, the conservation measures put in place by Lowes Foods will save enough energy to power 444 homes for one year and result in a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 10,000 tons annually.

“In joining Energy Star, Lowes Foods volunteered to continuously improve their energy performance in order to benefit both the environment and their customers. We are pleased that Lowes Foods has demonstrated environmental leadership by qualifying for Energy Star labels on five of their supermarkets,” said Stuart Brodsky, program manager for Energy Star, Commercial Property Markets, EPA.

The Lowes Foods stores that have received the Energy Star label are located in Chapel Hill, Clayton, Cornelius, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem, NC.

The company is in the process of having additional stores certified for the Energy Star label. In addition, each new store built is being designed to meet Energy Star criteria.

Publication date: 09/23/2002

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