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Supermarkets of Cherry Hill, Inc. has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Rating for its ShopRite of Marlton, N.J., the first store under the banner to earn such a distinction.
The store joins over 3,000 Energy Star buildings across the United States that are committed to lowering their impact on the environment by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.
Among the energy-saving technologies that Supermarkets of Cherry Hill is employing at the ShopRite of Marlton are a high-efficiency refrigeration system, energy-saving HVAC systems, and refrigerated store cases with energy-saving lamps and lighting systems. The store's lighting consists mainly of Pulse Start HID and T8 fluorescent systems. Additionally, the grocer installed Energy Star-qualified equipment to further reduce energy consumption.
"This achievement helps us get on the right path to what we hope in the future will lead us to additional opportunities to reduce our impact on the environment," said Shawn Ravitz, v.p. of Administration for Supermarkets of Cherry Hill, Inc.
The store uses about 35 percent less energy than average buildings.
ShopRite supermarkets are members of Wakefern Food Corp., an Edison, N.J.-based retailer-owned cooperative. Through 200 stores in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Delaware, ShopRite serves over 4 million customers weekly.