The grocer is the only retailer granted elite membership status for earning Energy Star certification for at least 150 buildings this year.
The retailer’s small business customers can now select from two green electricity purchase programs based on the size of their companies.
The retail industry also has the highest rates of improvement in energy efficiency from 2008 to 2013 compared to other industries, according to a new Ecova report.
The company also has reduced carbon emissions by 14 percent and is installing two co-generation energy systems that will further reduce emissions.
The company also names an executive from U.K. retailer Waitrose as its new global sustainable development director.
Green Retail Decisions is set to host its 4th annual Innovation Summit, an exclusive invitation-only event for retail industry senior executives and leading industry suppliers.
Parent company Kroger has invested $6.5 million in the project and has received a $490,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration for the infrastructure.
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