Nation’s first zero energy retail store

Seventhwave performed the energy modeling and analysis for the new Walgreens in Evanston, IL.

Read an article highlighting the project: Net-zero cost-benefits justify early hurdles (in Builtworlds)


Posted November 4, 2015 | Read the case study featured in ASHRAE's High Performing Buildings.


Posted September 29, 2015 | A Walgreens made with metal and composite material includes enough sustainable features to attempt to earn LEED Platinum status. Read the case study appearing in Building Design & Construction.


Posted January 9, 2015 | With the help of sophisticated energy modeling, Illinois-based Walgreens found the solution to its net-zero formula by integrating two pieces of the energy use pie. Read the article in Net Zero Buildings (November 2014).


Posted May 13, 2014 | We helped Walgreens design a prototype net zero retail store in Illinois by evaluating and modeling previously uncommon strategies to achieve exceptionally high performance.

Watch our webinar on-demand to learn how to approach a net zero building project. The presenters discuss critical steps including making a business case for energy conservation, community engagement, energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy modeling, and operations.

Also check out images and videos of the Walgreens store.