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Giant Eagle Incorporated

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Giant Eagle Incorporated is one of the nation's largest food retailers and distributors with approximately $8 billion in annual sales. The company is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for continued commitment to superior energy management, resulting in significant environmental and financial savings. This is the fifth time Giant Eagle has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:

  • Improving energy efficiency in 2009 for a total improvement of 14% since 2003.
  • Expanding its proven strategies and practices for improving the energy performance of its stores, including power monitoring through submetering, recommissioning, and constructing new stores with white roofing.
  • Empowering its approximately 28,000 corporate store team members to drive energy savings efforts through energy management teams and energy champions at each store and sharing store-specific best practices.
  • Saving over 18 million kBtu annually by constructing or retrofitting stores with high-efficiency fluorescent lighting.
  • Communicating the company's commitment to energy management to customers and employees by promoting its partnership with ENERGY STAR through mediums such as its Web site features, circulars, posters, press releases, internal Web site, store announcements, and e-mails.