Target’s Vista, California, store is also seeking net-zero energy certification from the International Living Future Institute.
ALDI U.S. continues its transition to natural refrigerants with nearly 500 of its 2,000 stores in the United States now using CO2 as the primary refrigerant.
ALDI US and Grocery Outlet receive awards based on use of natural refrigerants.
CO2 installations include warm regions of the U.S., such as California, Florida, Texas and Georgia.
CO2 refrigeration systems will be installed at 12 of 15 stores that are collectively receiving US$1 million in grants.
ALDI Nord is rolling out CO2 in Luxembourg stores while ALDI Süd continues CO2 installations in U.S.
The turbine will generate up to 40% of the Illinois warehouse’s energy; all ALDI US warehouses use R717 and most of 360 stores use R744.
ALDI US and Whole Foods Market are among the six food retailers that will be using the funds at 16 supermarkets, 14 for new systems and two for refrigerant retrofits.