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.
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.
Leased 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.
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.