Just Salad is working with Budderfly, an energy management outsourcing firm, to improve energy efficiency at stores and reduce the brand’s carbon footprint.
The effort, according to a press release, could slice carbon emissions by 91.2 metric tons of CO2 each year — equal to greenhouse gas emmissions of 100,5000 pounds of coal. Budderfly is providing 100% of the capital to install, maintain and monitor the energy upgrades.
The news comes on the heels of Just Salad eliminating beef from its menu last September and replacing it with Beyond Meat’s vegan Beyond Beef.
The efficiency upgrades will take place at three pilot locations in New York City and will focus on lighting, HVAC, and refrigeration. The effort is a milestone in Just Salad’s sustainability agenda and furthers the company’s core mission to promote human and planetary health, according to the release.
« This is a financial and environmental win-win that reflects Just Salad’s commitment to operationalizing sustainability at scale. We are excited to install state-of-the-art energy efficiency solutions in our stores that will reduce unnecessary costs and wasted energy, » said Just Salad CEO and Founder Nick Kenner.
« We don’t believe businesses should have to spend their own money to go green and save, » said Al Subbloie, Budderfly founder and CEO, in the release. « By providing 100% of the capital, managing all of the technology, and guaranteeing the results, Budderfly ensures that our customers enjoy all the benefits with none of the risk and hassle, and we’re excited to do that for Just Salad. »