Grocery store Uwajimaya was honored at a ceremony at its International District location on Oct. 9 for its efforts in reducing its energy usage. It was awarded a large check in the amount of $255,166, signifying the amount of rebates it has received for the efficiency improvements it has made over the years.
Uwaijimaya began working with EnergySmart Grocer in 2006 and has completed 11 energy-saving projects, saving 1.7 million kilowatt-hours annually.
“BRA is very pleased that Uwajimaya has so strongly embraced the EnergySmart Grocer program,” said program manager Gary Smith. “Uwajimaya’s strategy of rolling over the energy savings and rebate incentives from one project to help pay for the next project is a winning formula…” (end)