The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accepted The Kroger Co. as an Elite Member of Energy Star Certification Nation, the retailer announced. In total, Kroger has earned 649 Energy Star certifications, the company reported.
Kroger noted that it uses various practices to increase energy efficiency, employing LED lights, skylights and control systems as well as engaging store associates in energy savings initiatives. As a consequence, the retailer has reduced its average grocery store electricity use by 35% since 2000, according to the company.
“Kroger is committed to reducing our impact on the environment, and our Energy Star certified buildings have delivered energy and cost savings as well as [reducing]our carbon footprint,” stated Keith Oliver, Kroger’s vp/facility engineering.