Macy's, Inc. Moves to Further Reduce Energy Use and Waste

Creating the Largest Single Rooftop Solar Power System in the U.S.

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced four major strides in its ongoing drive to reduce energy consumption and waste as part of the company's comprehensive program of sustainability and operating efficiency.

    --  Construction has begun on a 3.5-megawatt high-efficiency solar power
        system on the roof of the Macy's, Inc. online fulfillment center in
        Goodyear, AZ. The system will deliver the equivalent of 70 percent of
        the electricity demand of the 600,000-square-foot facility. When
        completed in March 2011, the Goodyear installation is expected to be the
        largest solar power system on a single rooftop in the United States. The
        system is being designed and installed by SunPower, which will provide
        ongoing operations and maintenance services.
The Goodyear system is expected to offset more than 3,500 tons of carbon dioxide
per year, the equivalent of removing 18,204 cars from Arizona's highways over
the 30-year life of the system.

    --  Installation has been completed on a 1-megawatt solar power system on
        the roof of the company's distribution center in City of Industry, CA.
        Already, nearly 50 percent of the facility's electricity use is being
        generated by its rooftop system, which also was designed and installed
        by SunPower.
With this installation, Macy's, Inc. now hosts solar power panels on the roofs
of 37 of its facilities nationwide. New solar power installations are helping
the company to achieve its goal of hosting 15 percent to 25 percent more
renewable energy sources by 2013. In addition, Macy's, Inc. is driving to reduce
total energy consumption (on a kilowatt-per-square-foot basis) by about 30
percent over an 11-year period (2003 to 2013).

    --  The company is replacing about 117,000 traditional incandescent light
        bulbs in 86 Macy's stores with new LED bulbs that use about 73 percent
        less energy. Total energy savings are estimated at about 16,200
        megawatts per hour every year, the equivalent of planting more than
        65,500 trees. In addition, these LED bulbs have an expected life of five
        to 10 years (compared with less than one year for traditional bulbs),
        thereby reducing landfill disposal. Macy's is the first department store
        company to implement the use of LED accent lighting on a wide scale.
    --  Macy's has eliminated bottled water for internal use in its office
        facilities, and is providing water filtration units from which its
        associates can fill their own reusable containers. Last year, the
        company used more than 175,000 bottles of water in internal meetings and
        gatherings. By eliminating the bottled water, the company is reducing
        its impact on the waste stream. Last year, Macy's, Inc. diverted more
        than 66 tons of waste from landfills by recycling.

"Macy's, Inc. remains committed to sustainability. We have made significant progress on all fronts over the past several years, and we continue to look for new ways to minimize our environmental impact," said Tom Cole, chief administrative officer at Macy's, Inc. "We must, however, operate within the bounds of good business decision-making so that each action we take is measurable, sustainable, enduring and contributes to the efficient operation of our company."

Macy's, Inc. has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. The company's action plan for sustainability, along with more detailed information on progress to date, is outlined at

Macy's, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation's premier retailers, with fiscal 2009 sales of $23.5 billion. The company operates about 850 department stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy's and Bloomingdale's, as well as the and websites. The company also operates two Bloomingdale's outlet stores.

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