Kroger Announces Its 500th Energy Star Store

A Phoenix Fry’s Marketplace location has become the 500th Kroger Co. store to earn an Energy Star citation. The United States Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy set the criteria for the award.

Commercial buildings that earn the Energy Star designation rate in the top quarter of U.S. energy efficiency and performance facilities, Kroger noted

Kroger employs technology such as LED lights, skylights and control systems to boost environmental efficiency as well as engaging store associates in energy savings initiatives, the company maintained. Kroger has reduced its average grocery store electricity usage by 34.3% since 2000, the company asserted, saving enough electricity to power every single-family home in Charlotte, NC for one year.