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GLRPPR Sector Resource: 2012 Case Study: Dillons Food Stores

2012 Case Study: Dillons Food Stores

Albert Maurin was hired as an intern to survey six of the Dillons stores that had continuous increases in energy consumption in recent years. This process involved taking light-level readings and proposing changes based on these readings in order to meet the standards set by Kroger, the parent company of Dillons Food Stores. Maurin was also given energy and water conservation projects, which resulted in the investigation of hand-sink aerators as a method of water conservation, and demand control ventilation systems for exhaust hoods as a method of energy savings. The recommended projects were predicted to produce total annual environmental savings of 1,669,000 gallons of water and 408,000 kWh of electricity, which would also save the company about $41,218 annually.


Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute P2 Intern Program

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