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Bentonville, Ark. Wal-Mart has installed a technology at a new supercenter in Las Vegas that is lowering energy consumption and reducing its carbon footprint. The system was designed and manufactured by Hill Phoenix, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration systems based in Conyers, Ga.
The Second Nature technology has been installed in what Wal-Mart calls its second-generation, High-Efficiency store (HE.2) designed to use 25% less energy than a baseline Wal-Mart Supercenter. It significantly reduces the carbon footprint by lowering refrigerant charge by 75%.
The 195,000-sq.-ft. Las Vegas store, which opened March 17, is the one of five Wal-Mart Supercenter stores to feature greener, more sustainable refrigeration systems using new Second Nature technologies by Hill Phoenix.
According to Wal-Mart, other HE.2 stores that have recently opened or are scheduled to open are located in Romeoville, Ill.; Wichita, Kan.; Garland, Texas, and Bernalillo, N.M.