Lecture Given on The Continuing Evolution of Energy Efficient Facilities at Wal-Mart

February 27, 2007

Wal-Mart, America’s largest retailer, recognizes energy efficiency as a high priority. The company has set simple, straightforward environmental goals: to be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy; to create zero waste; and to sell products that sustain resources and the environment. Charles Zimmerman, who has played a key role in this effort, shared examples of Wal-Mart’s real life systems as part of the Building for the 21st Century Lecture series at the National Building Museum. His presentation, The Continuing Evolution of Energy Efficient Facilities at Wal-Mart (PDF 3.25 MB) Download Adobe Reader, discussed why and how long they’ve been in place, along with the paybacks.  He explored the company’s efforts in daylight harvesting, heat reclamation, LED lighting technology, Energy Management Systems, Photovoltaics, and Solar Walls, as well as provided insights on where some of the newer initiatives are headed. Charles R. Zimmerman, P.E., is the Vice-President, Prototype and New Format Development, for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and his lecture was given February 14, 2007, at the National Building Museum, Washington, DC, in a series co-sponsored by the DOE and the National Building Museum.