Thinking Like a Whole Building: A Whole Foods Market New Construction Case Study

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Whole Foods Market participates in the U.S. Department of Energy's Commercial Building Partnerships (CBP) to identify and develop cost-effective, readily deployed, replicable energy efficiency measures (EEMs) for commercial buildings. Whole Foods Market is working with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on a retrofit and a new construction CBP project. Whole Foods Market's CBP new construction project is a standalone store in Raleigh, North Carolina. Whole Foods Market examined the energy systems and the interactions between those systems in the design for the new Raleigh store. Based on this collaboration and preliminary energy modeling, Whole Foods Market and NREL identified ... continued below

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Deru, M.; Bonnema, E.; Doebber, I.; Hirsch, A.; McIntyre, M. & Scheib, J. April 1, 2011.

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Whole Foods Market participates in the U.S. Department of Energy's Commercial Building Partnerships (CBP) to identify and develop cost-effective, readily deployed, replicable energy efficiency measures (EEMs) for commercial buildings. Whole Foods Market is working with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on a retrofit and a new construction CBP project. Whole Foods Market's CBP new construction project is a standalone store in Raleigh, North Carolina. Whole Foods Market examined the energy systems and the interactions between those systems in the design for the new Raleigh store. Based on this collaboration and preliminary energy modeling, Whole Foods Market and NREL identified a number of cost-effective EEMs that can be readily deployed in other Whole Foods Market stores and in other U.S. supermarkets. If the actual savings in the Raleigh store - which NREL will monitor and verify - match the modeling results, each year this store will save nearly $100,000 in operating costs (Raleigh's rates are about $0.06/kWh for electricity and $0.83/therm for natural gas). The store will also use 41% less energy than a Standard 90.1-compliant store and avoid about 3.7 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

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  • Report No.: NREL/TP-5500-50056
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1011265 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1011265
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc836520

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Deru, M.; Bonnema, E.; Doebber, I.; Hirsch, A.; McIntyre, M. & Scheib, J. Thinking Like a Whole Building: A Whole Foods Market New Construction Case Study, report, April 1, 2011; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc836520/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.