Target Corporation

Minneapolis, MN

Partner of the Year - Energy Management


Target Corporation is an upscale discount retailer, providing high-quality on-trend merchandise in clean, spacious, guest-friendly stores. Target is the second largest discount retailer in the nation, with 1,805 stores across the United States. The company website,, is consistently ranked as one of the most-visited retail websites. Target is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of Year recognition for its commitment to energy management, incorporation of ENERGY STAR into communications, and outstanding achievement in earning ENERGY STAR certification for its stores. Key 2015 accomplishments include:

  • Earning ENERGY STAR certification for 322 additional locations, for a total of more than 1,400 certified buildings, thereby achieving its goal of ENERGY STAR certification for more than 75 percent of total U.S. buildings.
  • Investing in innovative programs that leverage the company’s building automation and energy systems to improve demand-side energy management. For example, in 2015 Target extended its demand response program to more than 1,000 locations to reduce demand for electricity when consumption peaks. Most stores shed about 100 kilowatts per peak event, helping communities avoid power loss and utilities reduce power generation requirements.
  • Participating in the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition and using ENERGY STAR resources to raise awareness of the company’s energy management achievements among staff and customers.
  • Implementing portfolio-wide improvements in energy-efficient sales-floor lighting, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) optimization, and refrigeration systems.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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