Danfoss has given supermarket chain Winn-Dixie its Envisioneer of the Year Award.
The grocery stores are using Danfoss’ AK-SC 255 controllers and Danfoss’ Electronically Delivered Services to more efficiently use energy. The systems allow Winn-Dixie officials to monitor each store’s energy use and alert them to HVAC problems or refrigerant leaks.
The program has saved Winn-Dixie more than 53.4 million kilowatt hours of energy in the past two years, and carbon dioxide emissions by 41,000 metric tons, according to Danfoss.
“Danfoss launched this program to demonstrate the business value of investing in energy efficiency and environment responsibility,” said Danfoss North America President John Galyen. “We congratulate and thank Winn-Dixie for its efforts to advance energy-efficient, sustainable solutions that support improved performance and profitability, higher standards and lower operating costs.”
The award was given to Winn-Dixie Nov. 19 at the supermarket company’s Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters.
“We are excited to see the initial results of our efforts and are honored to be recognized with this award,” said Jim Vannan, energy management director for Winn-Dixie parent company Bi-Lo Holdings. “It is important to Winn-Dixie that we take steps and implement resources to help reduce energy use and focus our efforts on running an efficient, safe and healthy business. We look forward to future opportunities to become even more eco-friendly.”