Whole Foods Invests in Alternative Energy, New Store Designs, and Old Store Retrofits

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Whole Foods Alternative Energy Retrofit

At the end of last year, Whole Foods Market was the #5 alternative energy purchasing business in the United States, but this year they’re looking to pump out the energy themselves with an alternative energy investment. The goal is to offset 100% of non-renewable energy usage with wind and solar, and now more than 30 stores across the nation will have solar panels fixed on the roofs. While the retailer is fixing up old stores and setting them up with clean energy, new stores are also adopting a new design to be LEED Certified and up to 20% energy efficient at certain stores. If you’ve yet to check out a Whole Foods Market in your area, be sure to support a sustainable business practicing alternative energy investing this Earth Day.