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Analysis and Key Findings from EPA's Review of the ENERGY STAR Score Model for Retail Properties

Last Updated: 07-17-2019

This six-page report summarizes the results of EPA's review of the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score model for retail properties.

Topic: Portfolio Manager, ENERGY STAR score calculation details, Technical reference
Market Sector: Retail
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Analysis and Key Findings from EPA's Review of the ENERGY STAR Score Model for Supermarket Properties

Last Updated: 07-15-2019

This six-page report summarizes the results of EPA's review of the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score model for supermarket properties.

Topic: Portfolio Manager, ENERGY STAR score calculation details, Technical reference
Market Sector: Retail
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Burton Energy Group and Staples London Fulfillment Center

Last Updated: 08-27-2020

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."

Resource Type: Success stories
Market Sector: Retail
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DataTrends: Energy Use in Retail Stores

Last Updated: 11-18-2016

This 2-page factsheet summarizes the energy, operational, and property characteristics of retail stores benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.

Topic: Portfolio Manager
Resource Type: Research and reports, DataTrends
Market Sector: Retail
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DataTrends: Energy Use in Supermarkets

Last Updated: 11-18-2016

This 2-page factsheet summarizes the energy, operational, and property characteristics of supermarkets benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.

Topic: Portfolio Manager
Resource Type: Research and reports, DataTrends
Market Sector: Retail, Grocery & convenience stores
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Did Your Energy Efficiency Project Get Lost in Translation? Financial Speak for Facility Managers

Last Updated: 06-20-2020

Do you have energy efficiency projects that have been postponed or rejected due to capital budget limitations, other projects with better returns, or lack of expertise? Yet, from your perspective the project should be a “no brainer” due to the immediate positive cash flows generated by the energy savings. Understanding your organization’s decision-making process, being able to effectively speak to the benefit of improved cash flow, and improving your financial literacy can greatly increase your probability of receiving approval for a project. The self-funding aspect of energy efficiency is often under-appreciated by senior management, and you want to be able to clearly address any questions, concerns, and benefits.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Financial
Resource Type: Research and reports, Financial value of energy efficiency
Market Sector: Restaurants, Retail, Senior care, Multifamily housing, Small business, State & local government, K12 schools, Corporate real estate, Congregations, Auto dealers, Commercial real estate, Federal agencies, Higher education, Hospitality, Healthcare, Grocery & convenience stores, General industrial/manufacturing

ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual Chapter 11: Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

Last Updated: 11-18-2016

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.

Topic: Energy management guidance, ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual
Market Sector: Retail, Grocery & convenience stores

ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual Chapter 13: Retail Stores

Last Updated: 11-18-2016

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.

Topic: Energy management guidance, ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual
Market Sector: Retail
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ENERGY STAR Score for Retail Stores in Canada

Last Updated: 08-26-2019

The ENERGY STAR score for retail stores applies to both retail stores and wholesale club/supercenters. The objective of the ENERGY STAR score is meant to fairly assess how a property’s energy use measures up against similar properties considering the climate and business activities. A statistical analysis of the peer population is performed to identify the aspects of property activity that are significant drivers of energy use and to normalize for those same factors. The result of this analysis is an equation that predicts the energy use of a property, based on its business activities. This prediction is compared to the property’s actual energy use to yield a 1 to 100 percentile ranking in relation to the national population of properties.

Topic: Portfolio Manager, ENERGY STAR score calculation details
Market Sector: Retail
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ENERGY STAR Success Story: Staples, Inc.

Last Updated: 09-09-2016

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.

Resource Type: Success stories
Market Sector: Retail
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