How Large Retailers Can Turn Energy into a Competitive Advantage

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Energy is a major expense for most retailers. 

In fact, U.S. retail buildings collectively spend about $20 billion on energy each year — the most of any commercial building segment. 

With so much money on the line, innovative retail companies begun prioritizing energy management to transform their energy purchasing and consumption into a source of competitive advantage. After all, something as small as a 10 percent reduction in energy costs for the average full-line discount retailer can potentially boost net profit margins by 1.5 percent and sales per square foot by $25.

Total Energy Management helps energy buyers make informed decisions to unlock such savings. The approach examines the relationship between energy efficiency improvements, energy budget goals and energy consumption patterns, and then identifies viable strategies to potentially lower energy usage and costs.

To help large retailers take control of their budget and energy use through Total Energy Management, we've created an informative, new strategy guide — "Energy Management for Large Retailers" — that overviews: 

  • How to better manage your facility's energy costs

  • How to strategically plan your energy budget with our interactive checklist and toolkit

  • How similar facilities are achieving significant energy savings  

By taking the steps outlined in the guide, retailers can begin to build a competitive advantage through smarter energy decisions. 

To learn how Total Energy Management can potentially benefit your retail store, download our "Energy Management for Large Retailers" guide.

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