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Energy EfficiencyTo save energy, we deploy energy efficient equipment, thermally resistant building materials, controls and monitoring systems and operational utility efficiency improvements. When compared to 2000, Brookshire Grocery Company is using 19% less electric energy for all operations. That’s enough energy to power a small city the size of Mineola, TX for a year.

Energy efficient initiatives for our facilities include:

LEED

  • Our first LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified store is located in Tyler, TX. FRESH by Brookshire’s received the LEED certification in 2011 for meeting the sustainable requirements for LEED Certification.

Lighting

  • Daylighting
  • High efficiency T5HO fluorescent fixtures
  • LEDs
  • Intelligent LED systems

Refrigeration

  • Operating strategy developed for energy optimization and product preservation.
  • Refrigeration and HVAC systems continually commissioned and semi-annual preventative maintenance performed for maximum energy efficiency and reliability.
  • Dedicated staff of refrigeration experts equipped with controls and monitoring equipment managing our systems for optimal efficiency.

HVAC Systems

  • New store HVAC systems designed for robust moisture control and optimal energy efficiency.

Controls and Monitoring Systems

  • HVAC and refrigeration controls
  • Lighting controls
  • Intelligent LED controls
  • Energy monitoring via sub-metering

New Store Design Features

  • Insulated exterior cooler panel wall sections.
  • Reflective membrane roofs.
  • Low density interior finishes to reduce both construction materials and required maintenance.
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