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As @EarthFare expands, it rolls out more #sustainable practices. Shopper-centric systems trump #LEED certification

As @EarthFare expands, it rolls out more #sustainable practices. Shopper-centric systems trump #LEED certification

Refrigeration units use high-efficiency condenser fan motors, and they are able to generate 100 percent of their hot water using reclaimed heat from those units. Since most Earth Fare stores employ open-joist ceilings, destratification fans are used to push air back down and minimize heat loss through the roof. All of these features are managed by remotely accessible, computer-processed controls that allow for custom climate management and accelerated troubleshooting. As Earth Fare expands, the grocer is looking to implement even more sustainability initiatives. A beta store opening July 2015 in Decatur, Georgia, will use glycol in both refrigeration and the HVAC system. “We are also looking to shy away from traditional compressors and use scroll compressors,” Jones says. “Our system in Decatur, Georgia, will be all scroll compressor technology.” Another new store in Atlan...

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