Green Walgreens

Deerfield-based Walgreens opens its first totally green “Net-Zero Energy” store in Evanston. We take a tour and go behind the scenes to see what makes this an ultra environmentally friendly store, producing all of its own energy with solar panels and wind turbines. Watch web extra videos and view a slideshow.

In the following web extra video, Jason Robbins, Walgreens Manager of Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Design explains in depth the hybrid technologies used in the green mechanical system that was designed exclusively for the Evanston Net Zero Energy store. He also describes how such a unique system is monitored and can be fixed if something goes wrong. Finally, he describes how the vast 8,000 square foot space is heated and cooled in an environmentally sustainable way.

 

 

Jamie Meyers, Walgreens Manager of Sustainability, describes the unique LED lights that were used in the new Net Zero Energy store, which are not only visually striking, but also save the store 30 percent energy usage compared to a traditional Walgreens store. Watch the web extra video:

 

 

~Photos courtesy of Walgreens Net Zero Community Facebook page