Whole Foods Market has announced a comprehensive energy commitment that more than triples the number of stores with solar panels, extending its commitment to offset 100% of its use of nonrenewable electricity with wind energy and investing in energy reduction opportunities while retrofitting existing stores with energy-efficient lighting, equipment and mechanical components.
‘Whole Foods Market is thrilled to set the environmental bar even higher by pioneering the development and deployment of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power,’ says Lee Matecko, Whole Foods Market's global vice president of construction and store development.
Whole Foods Market is once again offsetting electricity use in its North American locations this year, bringing its four-year total purchase to 2 million MWh of renewable energy certificates from wind farms.
The company is also expanding its comprehensive energy approach to reduce reliance on fossil fuels by using on-site alternative and renewable energy sources for new stores while reducing energy consumption in existing stores and facilities.
SOURCE: Whole Foods Market