Whole Foods Market Improves Energy Efficiency in New Construction (Fact Sheet)

Adam Hirsch

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


Whole Foods Market partnered with the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and implement solutions to reduce annual energy consumption in new stores by at least 50% versus requirements set by Energy Standard 90.1-2004 of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the Illuminating EngineeringSociety of America (IESNA) as part of DOE's Commercial Building Partnership (CBP) program. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provided technical expertise in support of this DOE program. The new Whole Foods Market store in Raleigh, North Carolina opened in March, 2011.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5500-57264

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102013-3865


  • Commercial Building Partnership Program
  • Department of Energy
  • energy efficiency measures
  • grocery store with commercial kitchen
  • mixed-humid climate
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Zone 4A


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