2 Ann Arbor-area Kroger stores recognized for energy efficiency
If you've noticed lights in the food cases flickering on while you grocery shop, it’s not just your imagination.
Angela Smith | For AnnArbor.com
The two locations are among 24 Michigan Kroger stores that have received the designation. On a national level, Kroger has reduced energy consumption in its stores by 32 percent since 2000, saving the company more than $100 million in energy costs each year.
Energy updates in the Ann Arbor and Pittsfield stores and other Kroger locations include skylights, LED lighting and a specially designed computer system that monitors and controls energy usage throughout the facilities, according to a news release. Kroger also is saving energy with motion sensors that turn lights on when a customer approaches an aisle and shuts them off when the aisle is empty.
Staff members at the Washtenaw County stores were not available to comment on the changes, but more information about the company's efforts can be found on Kroger's website.
Angela Smith is a freelance reporter for AnnArbor.com.