Magazine article Occupational Hazards

Food Lion Becomes Rising Star

Magazine article Occupational Hazards

Food Lion Becomes Rising Star

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Food Lion has joined the EPA's Energy Star Buildings and Green Lights Partnership Program and will reduce its energy consumption and air pollution emissions by installing more energy-efficient equipment.

"I wish to congratulate Food Lion for its commitment to environmental protection and energy conservation," said John H. Hankinson, Jr., EPA Regional Administrator, in Atlanta. "The Energy Star Buildings and Green Lights Partnership Program proves that environmental stewardship can also yield significant cost savings through reduced expenditures."

The EPA program is designed to encourage industry to create energy-efficient systems that protect the environment and are cost-effective. Food Lion's first Energy Star building in Lexington, S.C., houses a water heating system that uses heat from the store's refrigeration system. The system is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 63,700 pounds per year.

Food Lion has committed to upgrade more than 650 facilities across its 11-state operating area. Upon completion, Food Lion will reduce its energy consumption by 28 million kilowatt hours, an air pollution reduction of 41 million pounds of carbon dioxide a year. …

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