Walgreens Plans Net-Zero-Energy Store

EVANSTON, Ill. — Walgreens has announced plans to build a store here that the company believes will be the nation’s first net-zero-energy retail store, producing energy equal to or greater than it consumes.

In what it called a two-year journey to achieve net zero status at the store, Walgreens plans to utilize solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal technology, energy-efficient building materials, LED lighting and ultra-high-efficiency refrigeration.

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