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April 28, 2010

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Green Efforts from World Energy, UNFI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. and WORCESTER, Mass.World Energy Solutions Inc., an energy management services firm, helped United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) procure more than 25 million kWh of electricity and renewable energy for its distribution centers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. Complementing its commitment to environmental sustainability initiatives and promoting Green energy, UNFI worked with World Energy to cost effectively purchase energy through successful auction events over the World Energy Exchange®.   

The online auctions tested various terms and energy mixes, attracting top suppliers in each respective state and spurring competitive bidding that yielded cost savings to UNFI for both traditional and renewable energy. Additionally, through the process, UNFI was able to secure 25 percent green power for its Massachusetts and Connecticut facilities, which will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 2,500 metric tons, or the equivalent of nearly 5,800 barrels of oil. (Source: EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.)

Utilizing green power extends our long-standing commitment to implementing environmentally sustainable practices, and we are extremely pleased to have worked with World Energy to provide a solution to selectively, and cost effectively, procure energy for our Northeast U.S. distribution centers, commented Tom Dziki, senior vice president of Sustainable Development.    

Phil Adams, president of World Energy, added: Its gratifying to work with, and deliver solid results for, a green leader like UNFI. More and more top brands are turning to World Energy for the advantage our people, process and technology bring to managing energy more strategically.

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