Gallery: Walgreens Announces Plans to Build the First Zero Energy Retai...


Walgreens just announced plans to build what the company believes will be the nation’s first net zero energy retail store – complete with solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal technology, energy-efficient building materials, LED lighting and ultra-high-efficiency refrigeration. The store will be located in Evanston, Ill., at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Keeney Street, where demolition of an existing Walgreens store now is under way. Engineering estimates — which can vary due to factors such as weather, store operations and systems performance — indicate that the store will use 200,000 kilowatt hours per year of electricity while generating 256,000 kilowatt hours per year.

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  1. Bahareh van Boekhold March 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    This is great news. I wonder if any data is available on the premium costs or cost-benefit analysis for this project. Does this project use any utility funded incentive?

  2. Olabode Bidemi March 12, 2013 at 12:45 am

    what a wonderful innovations by a team of futuristic minded , professionals.

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