Energy Efficiency for Retail Stores

The following is an excerpt taken from the article, “Energy Efficiency for Retail Stores.” For more information please visit www.sba.gov.

Make strong energy performance your competitive advantage.

  • Retail companies spend nearly $20 billion on energy each year
  • A 10 percent reduction in energy costs for the average full-line discount retailer can boost net profit margins by as much as 1.55 percent and sales per square foot by $25.
  • A 10 percent reduction in energy costs for the average limited service restaurant can boost net profit margins by as much as 4 percent and sales per square foot by $17.
  • A 10 percent reduction in energy costs for the average supermarket can boost net profit margins by as much as 16 percent and sales per square foot by $44.

What You Can Do

What Others Are Doing

ENERGY STAR Success Stories

  • Food Lion – An ENERGY STAR award winner five years in a row, is committing to energy management company-wide and seeing real financial results – nearly $105 million in savings over the years.
  • Giant Eagle – A three-time ENERGY STAR partner of the year, developed an Energy Management Plan to guide its energy strategies to improve energy performance year after year.

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