Created to guide members of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) and others in their efforts to boost renewable energy usage across their operations in the United States.
Retailers have a significant opportunity to reduce the energy consumption and associated greenhouse gases of their vast portfolio of locations, to the benefit of both companies and the environment. RILA is committed to helping its members overcome barriers to enhanced energy performance across their building portfolio through its Retail Energy Management program.
Retailers can begin by using RILA's Energy Management Leadership Model, the program's guiding framework, to understand their progress toward a robust energy management program.
Retailer responses to RILA's Energy Management Benchmarking Survey are summarized in aggregate in an Annual Industry Report. All survey respondents receive a customized report for their company showing progress relative to a group of comparable peers.
RILA and its program members are working to (1) Develop Implementation Models, (2) Educate the Industry, and (3) Spur Adoption of Implementation Models with a focus on three key areas:
Financial management, by exploring how to "speak finance", improve project proposal and piloting processes, create innovation funds, and utilize external financing.
store management, by engaging landlords and internal real estate,
construction, and store associate teams to overcome the additional energy
management challenges faced in leased store locations. Learn more at www.landlordtenantenergypartnership.org.
Renewable energy, by partnering with existing renewable energy organizations to educate energy managers on the landscape of renewable energy procurement options.
Join the Program
Please email Erin Hiatt if you are interested in participating.