Saturday, March 9, 2013

Walgreens to Build Nation’s First Net Zero Energy Store

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced on March 7, 2013 plans to build what the company believes will be the nation’s first net zero energy retail store, which engineers predict will produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes. Walgreens plans to achieve that by utilizing solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal technology, energy-efficient building materials, LED lighting and ultra-high-efficiency refrigeration.