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B.C. Hydro gives nod to Thrifty Foods

Thrifty Foods has received B.C. Hydro’s 2012 Power Smart Excellence Award for taking steps to scrimp and save energy costs whereever possible.

The recognition was given to Jerry Wyshnowsky, director of energy and the environment, at the Power Smart Awards in October in Vancouver.

The award was given to recognize that over the last two years, Thrifty Foods has implemented an energy management policy, which commits the organization to $5.8 million in green projects between now and 2014.

Under Wyshnowsky, the company has implemented more than 100 energy-saving projects, saving 5.8 gigawatt hours in 2010-2011.

Wyshnowsky has been “instrumental in taking the Power Smart message to new heights, helping to foster an energy conservation culture at Thrifty Foods and in the communities in which they do business.”

For more information, visit www.bchydro.com/awards.

Thrifty opened a new store in Haney Place Mall this summer. The renovated space uses renewable natural gas and energy-saving features including an integrated heating, cooling, lighting, and refrigeration system. As a Fortis B.C. and B.C. Hydro Power Smart partner, the refurbished location includes a state-of-the-art refrigeration system that uses natural CO2 rather than synthetic refrigerant gas. In total, the store’s energy efficient upgrades and monitoring systems ensure a 65 per cent lower carbon footprint than a typical grocery store.

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