Retail

Burton Energy Group helps Staples reduce energy consumption in a 500,000-square-foot warehouse by more than 7 percent, with a predicted payback period of 2.4 years, through measures identified in an “Energy Reduction Treasure Hunt."

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The Portfolio Manager DataTrends series is the first-ever analysis of aggregate data stored within ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, pulled from a pool of hundreds of thousands of commercial buildings across the United States. This fact sheet -- Energy Use in Retail Stores -- examines how retail stores use energy, as well as the characteristics of the stores currently benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.

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This image shows the first page of the Emerging Themes in Energy Management 2014 document.

When reviewing the applications for the 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards for Energy Management, we noticed 12 major themes that seemed to keep popping up. Learn what the best-of-the-best are doing to enhance their world-class energy programs by downloading this two-page summary, which briefly describes each theme.

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The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 19-page chapter for supermarkets and grocery stores addresses:

  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Energy use profiles
  • Technical recommendations
  • Financial and implementation issues

The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 13-page chapter for retail addresses:

  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Energy use profiles
  • Technical recommendations
  • Financial and implementation issues
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Staples has the distinction of being one of the first retailers to benchmark its entire portfolio of over 1,500 retail stores and 200 distribution centers. Even as the company’s building portfolio has grown, with total square footage increasing by over 6 percent in just the past three years, Staples has reduced its building portfolio-wide energy usage by more than 11.4 percent, and became the first retailer to earn ENERGY STAR Leaders recognition! Read this two-page fact sheet to find tips and strategies.

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Learn how, since January 2007, Kohl’s has used EPA’s ENERGY STAR measurement and tracking tool, Portfolio Manager, to benchmark the energy performance for all of its stores. Kohl’s has a longstanding commitment to energy management and estimates that the company prevented nearly $50 million in electricity costs over the last four years through energy efficiency programs which, accounting for rate variations, have translated into an improvement in energy efficiency of more than 20 percent, primarily in stores.

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Read this 2-page success to learn:

  • Verizon’s methodology
  • How much progress has been made
  • How Verizon is making strides
  • Energy-saving initiatives
  • How Verizon communicates ENERGY STAR successes to internal and external stakeholders
  • About Verizon’s feature property: Toms River Store, New Jersey
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New Energy Technology has helped JCPenney to achieve wide-scale energy savings and earn the first ENERGY STAR labels for retail buildings through programs focused on high-quality energy data and energy management.

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Creating an energy policy is a key step in formalizing your organization's commitment to saving energy. After all, you’ll be much more likely to achieve lasting results when energy efficiency is integrated as a core element of your organization’s business practices.

Signed in June 2009, Sears Holdings Corporation’s environmental policy statement outlines its commitment to:

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