Price Chopper/Market 32 recently completed energy efficiency upgrades in several Connecticut stores.
Price Chopper/Market 32 continues to make strides in its sustainability goals with the completion of a comprehensive energy efficiency project conducted by Fairbanks Energy Services.
The project spanned five stores in Connecticut and included energy-saving solutions such as modern LED lighting with occupancy sensors and controls, high efficiency evaporator fan motors, rooftop unit demand control ventilation and fan staging controls. While the upgrades helped improve sustainability, the changes also enhanced the store aesthetics and netted the retailer nearly $2.2 million in energy savings on an annual basis. A good portion of the project cost – 75% – was covered by Eversource Connecticut utility incentives.
“The work done by Fairbanks Energy Services supports our commitment to lessening our environmental impact. Their knowledge of Connecticut utility programs allowed us to save significantly on several important upgrades for our stores, and now we’re able to reinvest money we would be spending on energy as early as next year,” said Frank Blake, director of facilities maintenance and energy at Price Chopper/Market 32.
Added Ross Fairbanks, COO at Hingham, Mass.-basedFairbanks Energy Services: “We were excited to tackle this project with Price Chopper/Market 32 due to the opportunity to support essential infrastructure and provide large kWh and cost deductions through strategic energy efficiency solutions.”