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PETCO Becomes First Pet Specialty Retailer to Earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR Leader Recognition

SAN DIEGO Feb. 22, 2011

Jim Myers

ENERGY STAR Leaders are named for reducing energy consumption by at least 10 percent across a portfolio of buildings, based on EPA’s standardized tools for tracking energy use.  PETCO has been an ENERGY STAR partner for several years, but became much more active in using the program’s data management tools in 2009, further improving energy efficiency.

Kristin Rock

Significant investments in energy management controls, efficient lighting and HVAC systems, and ENERGY STAR appliances lowered PETCO’s total energy use from 2007 through 2009, even as the company added 114 stores during that time.

The ENERGY STAR program has also been incorporated into PETCO’s culture with an awareness campaign that includes a quarterly conservation challenge in which stores compete to achieve the highest ENERGY STAR score, earn recognition and share best practices.

The company’s commitment to sustainability also includes Planet PETCO™, a growing line of earth-conscious products that help pet parents make sustainable choices for their pets and give back to our planet.


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