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EnergySmart Grocer at Work

The following case studies provide a nice glimpse into how EnergySmart Grocer is helping stores save energy and cut costs while also boosting business for contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.

Uwajimaya Big Check Event

Uwajimaya rewarded for energy efficiency commitment

Uwajimaya, one of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular Asian markets, was recently recognized for its ongoing efforts to conserve energy. A special event was held at Uwajimaya’s Seattle store location October 9, 2012, with representatives from EnergySmart Grocer and several utilities on hand. Since 2006, Uwajimaya has successfully completed 11 energy efficiency projects across multiple store locations. Those projects have combined to save 1.7 million kWh annually, with rebates from EnergySmart Grocer, BPA, PSE and Seattle City Light covering more than $225,000 of the installation costs. Read the full story.

Rosauers store front.

Rosauers brings new meaning to “green grocer”

Since 2007, Rosauers has worked closely with EnergySmart Grocer to implement energy-saving upgrades across its 22 stores. The results are $1,506 in annual energy savings and a better customer experience. Learn more

Chevron Case Study

Chevron station puts energy upgrades into high gear

Think big. That's the attitude one Tacoma area Chevron station is taking toward energy efficiency, and so far the results have been overwhelmingly positive. Since 2008, EnergySmart Grocer has helped the station lower its energy use by more than 108,000 annual kWh. Learn more

Uwajimaya Case Study

Uwajimaya boosts efficiency, rolls energy savings from store to store

One of the Pacific Northwest's largest Asian grocery retailers, Uwajimaya - Bellevue partnered with EnergySmart Grocer to save big on high-efficiency upgrades. With rebates of more than $71,000 from Puget Sound Energy, Uwajimaya was eager to reinvest the money into additional energy efficiency upgrades at their Seattle store. Learn more

Puyallup Food Center

Bright lights, big savings for Puyallup Food Center

For neighborhood corner stores like Puyallup Food Center, EnergySmart Grocer provides an excellent opportunity to boost business. Upgrades made through the program not only lowered the store’s energy costs, but also improved its appearance. Learn more

Haggen, Inc.

Haggen, Inc. nets annual energy savings of $300,000 with EnergySmart Grocer

Independent grocer Haggen, Inc. has 33 stores throughout Washington and Oregon. Committed to reducing energy consumption, the grocer partnered with EnergySmart to complete numerous refrigeration projects for annual energy bill savings of approximately $300,000. Learn more

Ray's Food Place

Refrigeration and lighting improvements return tens of thousands of dollars every year in energy savings

When C & K Market, a family-owned grocery headquartered in Southern Oregon, rolled out an ambitious five-year sustainability and environmental impact initiative, they turned to EnergySmart for guidance on how to save energy. Learn more

North Sound Gasket Guy

Direct access to grocers and new products boosts contractor business

North Sound Gasket Guy had a hard time breaking into the grocery market, until the company partnered with EnergySmart. Now one-third of the company’s customer base is grocers, and they’ve significantly grown their product line and business. Learn more

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