Lawrence R. Johnston, Albertson’s chairman and ceo, said the goal of the coast-to-coast conservation program is to reduce the company’s annual energy consumption by 10%, or a reduction of approximately 480 million kWh of electricity per year.
Albertson’s first began taking energy conservation measures in the mid-70s, and has been a partner with the EPA’s Energy Star® program, designed to promote energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.
Elements of the company’s latest program include:
As of mid-summer, energy management systems were in place in about 55% of the retail stores, according to the company. The project is expected to be completed by December 2002.
Publication date: 09/03/2001