Whole Foods Market, a Better Buildings Alliancemember, installed night curtains to cover the refrigerated produce cases when stores are closed.

Installation of night curtains

Whole Foods Market, a Better Buildings Alliance member, installed night curtains to cover the refrigerated produce cases when stores are closed. This strategy lowers the cooling load on the refrigeration case by about 40% during unoccupied periods.

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  • Assign a company representative who is authorized to represent your organization in the Better Buildings Alliance.
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  • Work to achieve your goals and monitor progress through publicly available tools, such as the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager.
  • Participate in at least one workgroup or activity, such as a sector-specific workgroup or a cross-cutting or technology-specific effort/group (i.e., the development or implementation of new specifications for an innovative technology).


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  • Work with members to create new resources to help them overcome efficiency challenges and increase the availability of highly efficient products and technologies.


  • Provide a neutral, third-party platform for sector peers to address common challenges.
  • Connect members with financial allies for financing solutions.


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