El Segundo, Calif. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is experiencing energy usage that is 32% below the supermarket industry average for energy consumption per square foot, Progressive Grocer reported.
Fresh & Easy said it achieved recurring energy-related cost savings of more than $3 million dollars per year, according to sustainability software solution provider Verisae.
Fresh & Easy uses Verisae’s energy, environmental and asset management solutions in all locations to drive operational efficiencies adhere to regulatory compliance and lower its environmental impact.
“These results are very impressive, because the grocer’s percentage of refrigeration floor area per square foot is about 30% greater than most other supermarkets,” said Dr. Abtar Singh, VP energy for Verisae. “They’re able to maintain low energy consumption through constant monitoring and managing energy usage.”
Fresh & Easy’s innovative store designs, including upgraded lighting systems and energy-free glass doors, work with Verisae’s Sustainability Resource Planning platform to reduce the chain’s carbon footprint.
“We have designed our stores to be as energy efficient as possible, from LED lighting to prismatic insulated skylights. Using less energy in our stores is not only good for the environment, it also helps us lower our customers’ food bills,” said Steve Hagen, Fresh & Easy’s director of procurement, engineering and maintenance.