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November 4, 2013

At presstime, construction was wrapping up on Walgreens’ new location in Evanston, Ill. The store is the drug store chain’s — and the nation’s — first net-zero energy retail store. In addition to seeking LEED Platinum certification, Green Chill Platinum certification and Energy Star Certification, it will be the showcase project in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Building Challenge.

May 3, 2013

Parametric Sound Corp. announced that Build-A-Bear Workshop will include the company's directed-sound product, HyperSound, in an additional 20-25 newly designed stores that it plans to open across North America this year.

October 2, 2012

Audio products company Parametric Sound Corp. said that Build-A-Bear Workshop will include its directed sound product in six newly designed stores that will be opened across the U.S. this year.

September 21, 2012

Blending multiple components in a single development isn’t a new idea. In fact, the Urban Land Institute first turned the phrase “mixed use” some 30 years ago, defining it as three or more significant revenue-producing uses in a single project.

April 10, 2012

Ikea said it has officially plugged in the solar energy system installed at its location in Paramus, N.J.

January 17, 2012

Luxury watch maker Tag Heuer opened its second North American flagship boutique, an 800-sq.-ft. space in Aventura Mall, Aventura, Fla.

December 13, 2011

Whole Foods Market partnering with EnergySmart Jobs and PECI on high-efficiency refrigeration retrofits.

December 2, 2011

A new report from Pike Research forecasts that LEDs will capture 52% of the commercial lighting market by 2021. Pike, a cleantech market intelligence firm, anticipates that LED lighting costs for various SSL products will be reduced by 80% to 90% in many cases during the next decade.

December 1, 2011

By Bill Dundas, Director of Technical & Regulatory Affairs International Sign Association

November 3, 2011

SunEdison, a leading worldwide solar energy services provider and Staples announced a production milestone of more than 30 million kilowatt-hours of energy produced through solar installations on Staples' properties.

November 2, 2011

Ikea announced on Wednesday plans to install solar energy panels at three additional U.S. locations, bringing the number of Ikea U.S. stores with a solar program to 23 – more than half of the home-furnishing retailer’s domestic presence.

October 24, 2011

For commercial, on-premise signs, luminance (brightness) emerged as a key issue in 2005, when the California Energy Commission (CEC) first adopted the Title 24 regulations for electric signs. 


August 22, 2011

Sprouts Farmers Market in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Calif., has joined an elite club: It is only the third store in the nation to achieve the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership higher honor, Platinum Level Certification.

August 10, 2011

General Nutrition Centers has installed high performance, energy efficient LED bulbs from Lighting Science Group bulbs at select corporate-owned locations.

August 4, 2011

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has added 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its distribution fleet as part of a partnership with Ryder System.

July 5, 2011

Next-generation digital signage that uses the latest in holographic imaging and audio-visual technology to create the illusion of a real person is making its U.S. debut at Duane Reade’s new flagship in downtown Manhattan.

June 29, 2011

Gold Max of California announced that is on track to open 100 Gold Max stores in Southern California within the next year.

June 20, 2011

Information is power, particularly when it comes to energy consumption. Just ask Deneice Marshall, director of retail services for Brookshire Brothers Food & Pharmacy. The Lufkin, Texas-based chain receives a detailed analysis of its energy use each month via meter data reports. The reports summarize energy consumption for both Brookshire’s entire supermarket portfolio and each individual site. 


Brookshire receives the monthly, easy-to-interpret reports from Novar, Cleveland, whose sub-meters are installed in the company’s 73 supermarkets. 


May 11, 2011

Ikea on Wednesday flipped the switch on a newly constructed solar energy system at its southwestern U.S. distribution center in Tejon, Calif.

May 11, 2011

Toys "R" Us is installing the largest rooftop solar power installation in North America at its distribution center in Flanders, N.J.

April 21, 2011

Macy's announced a series of initiatives to become a more sustainable company. The retailer will increase its use of energy-saving LEDs and solar power.

April 13, 2011

Ikea on Wednesday went live with the solar energy system installed at its store in Burbank, Calif. The 35,000-sq.-ft. array consists of a 290-kW system, built with approximately 1,260 panels.

April 13, 2011

Retail sales increased 0.4% last month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, buoyed by rising gasoline revenue.

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