Whole Foods Market Retrofits Multiple Building Systems for Big Annual Energy Savings (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 30% versus preretrofit energy use at its store in Edgewater, New Jersey as part of DOE's Commercial Building Partnership (CBP) program. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provided technical expertise in support of this DOEprogram. The store was also benchmarked against the 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 Engineering Society of America (IESNA). The Edgewater store is a twelve year old single-story 49,000 sq. ft. building selling packagedfood, fresh produce, general merchandise items, and prepared food.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5500-57265

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102013-3866


  • advanced energy design guide
  • advanced energy retrofit guide
  • Commercial Building Partnership Program
  • cool and humid climates
  • Department of Energy
  • DOE
  • energy efficiency measures
  • grocery store with commercial kitchen
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Zone 5A


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