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Best Buy to Reduce Carbon Emissions


Minneapolis Best Buy Co., Inc. has announced plans to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 8% per square foot across all U.S. stores and operations, including its corporate headquarters, fleet, and distribution centers by 2012.

According to a release, all new stores will be built with skylights and high-efficiency lighting, heating and cooling systems.

The company also will adopt a no-idling policy for its fleet, retrofit existing stores with skylights and upgrade their lighting and HVAC, and upgrade its energy-management system to address energy spikes in particular locations.

In addition, Best Buy will test solar panels in certain stores.


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