Grocery Stores

Improve the overall environment of your store with energy efficiency practices.
Through increased energy efficiency practices, grocery stores can improve the overall store environment, making for a more positive customer experience. The Sponsors of Mass Save offer financial incentives to make businesses’ energy efficiency projects a reality.

Key Energy-Saving Opportunities

1. Commercial Refrigeration Upgrades
Refrigeration is always on, which is why it can consume up to 50 percent of the energy used in a grocery store. By upgrading to energy-efficient models, businesses can reduce their energy usage, while saving money on bills and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, products will be kept cooler and last longer, increasing food safety for customers.

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2. Efficient Lighting Design
Energy-efficient lighting can save energy and better display products. Indoor and outdoor LED lighting and controls use light and energy more efficiently, saving money and energy. LED lightbulbs are long-lasting and require fewer changes, freeing up maintenance time.

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3. Building Insulation & Weatherization Upgrades
Building envelope upgrades (increasing insulation, air-sealing, etc.) can be an effective way to improve the comfort of a store. Making improvements helps to both regulate the indoor climate (temperature control, air quality) and protect the interior from the outdoors (drafts, condensation).

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4. Heating & Cooling Equipment Upgrades
Heating and cooling are often the largest energy expense for grocery stores. By properly maintaining equipment or upgrading to high-efficiency systems, your business can enjoy long-term reduced energy usage, decrease equipment maintenance time, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create a comfortable environment.

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Case Study: Hannaford Supermarket and Pharmacy

Hannaford saved $25,530 annually with the installation of energy-efficient light fixtures—all while maintaining the character and feel of the supermarket.

Not Sure Where To Start?

If you’re looking for advice on how to save energy, the Sponsors of Mass Save offer energy assessments and guidance to support efficiency projects from start to finish.

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