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J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is one of America's leading retailers, operating more than 1,100 stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The company is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for building a culture of and long-term commitment to energy management within the entire organization. This is the second time J.C. Penney has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition.  Key accomplishments include:

  • Developing a comprehensive 5-year energy strategy with strong endorsement and participation from all levels of the company. 
  • Reducing electricity use by 5% in 2009 as compared to 2008.
  • Opening 10 new stores that were Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR.
  • Earning the ENERGY STAR at 20 stores in 2009, for a total of 72 since the distinction became available for retail stores in 2007.
  • Expanding its Advanced Energy Management model from 10 pilot stores in 2008 to 62 stores in 2009, reducing annual electricity consumption by 11.7 million kWh. 
  • Supporting the Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign at the Plano Balloon Festival in Texas, which more than 70,000 people from the Dallas-Fort Worth area attended.
  • Displaying the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence logo on all sales receipts generated at JCPenney stores and door decals at every vestibule entrance to a JCPenney store. 
  • Piloting the use of renewable energy by installing solar power systems on nine JCPenney stores in California and New Jersey.