Walgreens is always looking for ways to drive energy efficiency across the company. When solutions don't exist, innovation takes over. That's what happened with lights at its stores.
After analyzing how the already energy-efficient 28-watt light bulbs performed in stores, the company wanted to know what sort of change a 25-watt bulb could make. So, Walgreens worked with GE to create that bulb.
The energy saved each year by making the switch to 25-watt bulbs is enough to power 9,000 homes for a year.
The new bulbs are more efficient than those used by any other retailer.
In an effort to make each store more eco-friendly, Walgreens uses LED lighting in all new coolers, freezers and exterior building signage. LED lighting lasts longer, reduces maintenance costs and reduces energy use by more than 50 percent compared with fluorescent lighting.