Dozens of markets and warehouses race to save energy, water, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the 2015 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings. Kroger supermarkets and warehouses across Arkansas are among the groups fielding 6,500 buildings nationwide in head-to-head competition to reduce their energy and water use. Company stores in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana will also participate. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for businesses to cut waste and become at least 20 percent more energy efficient by 2020, the competition specifically targets wasted energy in commercial buildings and motivates organizations to improve energy efficiency, reduce harmful carbon pollution, and save money.