Camp Hill, Pa. -- Three Rite Aid stores have been awarded Energy Star certification for superior energy performance by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA awards the Energy Star certification to buildings that rank in the top 25% of similar buildings nationwide in terms of energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
The Rite Aid stores that have earned the certification are located in Enfield, Conn.; Merrimack, N.H.; and Cranston, R.I. Each store is 25% more energy efficient since undergoing an energy-reducing overhaul, which included upgrades to store lighting, HVAC and energy management systems.
The actions taken by Rite Aid to improve energy efficiency include:
On the EPA's Energy Star energy performance scale, a score of 50 represents average performance and a score of 75 or higher indicates top energy performance and qualifies a building for Energy Star certification. Each Rite Aid store earned a score 75.