Hy-vee continues to be an Industry Leader in Energy Savings

Interstate Power and Light Company, an Alliant Energy company, is helping Hy-Vee continue a commitment to energy efficiency at the new Perishable Distribution Center in Chariton.

The freezer expansion project at the Perishable Distribution Center was completed in July 2012. The expansion project is saving energy and money every day thanks to the installation of energy-efficient technology and implementation of energy conservation building methods.

On Tuesday, January 22, Alliant Energy will present Hy-Vee with a rebate check of more than $565,000, through Alliant Energy’s Commercial New Construction program. The Commercial New Construction program assists owners and design teams by evaluating potential energy conservation strategies for new and renovated building projects. To qualify, the enhancements must create an energy savings of at least 15 percent or greater than the projected energy use outlined in the Iowa Building Code building standards.

“This building from Hy-Vee shows what is possible when it comes to saving energy,” said Laurie Appleget, Key Account Manager for Alliant Energy. “This project demonstrates how working together with our customers can make a difference.”

Hy-Vee’s expanded distribution center uses 42 percent less electricity than the standard refrigerated warehouse and saves more than 4.2 million kWh annually. Some of the energy saving features include a white roof to reflect heat, light controls which dim lights when not needed and air curtains for indoor climate control.

“We are always trying to find ways to be more efficient, because we know energy efficiency is good for our company, our customers, and the environment,” said Karla Heffron, an Assistant Vice President, Warehousing for Hy-Vee, Inc.

The Commercial New Construction program can be used for new commercial buildings and major remodeling projects. It is available to Alliant Energy retail electric and gas customers located in the company’s Iowa service area. For more information on Alliant Energy’s Commercial New Construction program, visit alliantenergy.com or call 1-866-ALLIANT (1-866-255-4268).

Source: Alliant Energy

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