Giant Eagle Incorporated

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management

Giant Eagle Incorporated

Giant Eagle Incorporated is one of the nations largest food retailers and distributors with approximately $8 billion in annual sales. The company is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for achieving significant environmental benefits and financial savings year after year. This is the fourth time Giant Eagle has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:

         Improving energy efficiency by 3% from 2007 to 2008, for a total improvement of 13% since 2003.

         Developing projects that achieved significant savings, including: 10% store wide savings from power monitoring; 85% HVAC savings from variable speed fan drives; 62% lighting savings from high-efficiency fluorescent lighting; and 10% refrigeration savings from variable capacity systems.

         Automating the monthly energy benchmarking of its stores in EPA's Portfolio Manager to identify stores for retrofits and communicate store energy performance to store-level and senior management.

         Participating as a pledge driver in the Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign; as of early 2009, customers had pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2,400,000 lbs., surpassing the company's goal by more than 450%.

         Communicating energy management goals and results to stakeholders and 32,000 corporate team members.

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