Fresh & Easy to install solar systems on nine Arizona stores
El Segundo, Calif. — Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has announced a partnership with REC Solar, a leading solar electric system provider in the United States, to install roof-mount solar systems on nine stores in Arizona. The installation of the systems will begin in March 2011.
The combined 410 kW of installed solar systems will produce an estimated 620,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually, the equivalent of reducing 22 million lbs. of CO2 emissions — or removing 28 million car-driven miles — over the next 25 years.
Fresh & Easy has invested in one of California’s largest solar roof installations on its distribution center in Riverside, Calif. The installation, which is more than 500,000 sq. ft., currently produces about one-fifth of the energy for the entire facility. Fresh & Easy’s website features a live reporting feed from the solar installation at the distribution center, reporting in real time the performance of the panel (http://freshandeasy.com/GreenBuilding
“With the success of our solar panel installation on our distribution center, we’re confident these systems on our stores will help cut down on energy costs even further,” said Tim Mason, Fresh & Easy CEO.
Macy’s to install Philips EnduraLED lamps in nationwide retrofit
Somerset, N.J. — Philips Lighting Wednesday announced that Macy’s has selected its custom-designed Philips EnduraLED solid-state LED lamp as part of the nationwide program to retrofit 117,000 halogen-based accent lighting in 86 of its U.S. stores.
The lamp featured in the Macy’s retrofit is the EnduraLED PAR38 SP15, which uses just 13 watts and replaces the 47-watt halogen bulbs the retailer currently uses. The EnduraLED has also been approved for the retailer’s long term retrofit plans, which are part of Macy’s comprehensive program of sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Macy’s is the first department store to implement the use of LED accent lighting on a wide scale. The new EnduraLED PAR38 SP15 lamp gives Macy’s a sustainable, effective lighting solution that provides both aesthetics and significant energy savings.
The new lamp also gives Macy’s a custom beam angle that gives the retailer more control in accenting merchandise, as well as an optimal color temperature that brings out tones and characteristics of goods, giving consumers a truer sense of a product’s quality and attributes.
Top 10 “Unmissable” Stores
New York City — Forever 21’s massive Times Square flagship, a shop that sells ice cream made to order and frozen with liquid nitrogen, and a new beauty-and-wellness concept in Hong Kong are on a list of the hottest new stores around the globe.
The list comes from the folks behind the cutting-edge, London-based retail consultancy echochamber.com:
- Forever 21, Times Square, New York City
- H&M flagship, Paris
- Selfridges, shoe galleries, London
- Kurt Geiger, London
- One New Change, London
- Chin Chin Laboratorists, London
- The Eye Hub, Melbourne
- Kmart, store of the future, Melbourne
- F&H by Fanci, Hong Kong
- Eataly, New York City
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