Energy Management Committee
The Energy Management Committee is composed of energy practitioners who work to improve energy efficiency and procurement – including the procurement of renewable and alternative energy. Energy practitioners address issues that affect the management of energy consumption as a retail operational expense and performance related to efficiency, emissions, and/or renewable energy that may be framed by a sustainability goal.
The leading retailers benefdit from an energy technology landscape continuously developing new opportunities for efficiency improvements, sometimes eligible for utility rebates and incentives to encourage early adoption. Similarly, with ongoing changes in electricity fuel mix and significant increases in renewable energy generation, retail procurement strategies are evolving to meet the price and emissions needs of the organization.
RILA’s Energy Management Committee is uniquely open to energy practitioners from all retail companies and provides a regular forum to benchmark and hear from experts, like National Labs, on rotating topics related to the implementation, management, and oversight of retail energy programs. The committee has two annual in-person meetings (both co-located with the EEI National Key Accounts conferences), benchmarking surveys, and monthly, focused benchmarking calls on members’ highest priority issues.
Energy Management Committee members have full access to past meeting and call content, reports and benchmarking results which can be found below.
For more information on RILA's Energy Management Committee, contact Erin Hiatt, senior director, sustainability and innovation at email@example.com.
External Stakeholder Communications Library
Resources are available to RILA committee members. Please login to access or contact us to learn more about membership.
2018 Retail Energy Management Benchmarking Summary Report
Retail Energy Management Program 2018 benchmarking summary report.
RILA has created a suite of educational resources and advisory opportunities to reduce financing barriers for energy projects and achieve savings.
Building Energy Codes - Ashrae V. IECC
A quick reference tool for retailers on the two major energy code models in the U.S.
July 2019 Energy Management Committee Survey Report
Peer survey on various submitted energy topics. (Members-only content. Please log-in to access).
Collaborative Renewable Sourcing
FAQ on aggregated deals that allow buyers to participate in the renewables sourcing market
Through the Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership, RILA works with ICSC, IMT and PRSM to reduce leasing barriers for energy projects and reduce costs.
DOE Appliance and Equipment Standards
Quick reference tool for retailers on DOE Appliance and Equipment Standards
Energy Management Store Operations COVID-19 FAQ
FAQ covering energy management related questions for companies operating during COVID-19.
Engaging Suppliers on Renewable Energy Sourcing
Webinar with Walmart and Schneider Electric discussing a first-of-its-kind approach to supply chain engagement on renewables.
ESG 101 - Understanding the Landscape Webinar Recording
Webinar featuring Leaders Arena, BlackRock, former CalSTRS Director, and HIP Investor on the basics of ESG investor criteria and trends.
ESG Roadmap: Opportunities & Potholes Along the Way Webinar
Webinar featuring Leaders Arena and AllianceBernstein on ideas for structuring and communicating an ESG program.
FAQ discussing global procurement of renewables.
H&M Rebates Implementation Model (case study)
Utility incentives to improve store efficiency are often difficult for retailers to apply when the shopping center landlord owns the utility account
Lightbulb Efficiency Standards
A quick reference tool for retailers on U.S. lightbulb efficiency standards.
Onsite Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)
FAQ explaining the benefits and challenges of Onsite Power Purchase Agreements
Owned Onsite Systems
FAQ on owned, onsite renewable energy assets
Renewable Energy Credits (REC)
FAQ on Renewable Energy Credits (REC)
State Energy Efficiency & Building Natural Gas Laws/Codes
A quick reference tool for retailers on the energy efficiency laws and codes in the U.S.
Retail Resources for Coronavirus
Retail Leaders Discuss Product Safety, Sustainability
- By [Erin Hiatt, Susan Kirsch]
Onsite Renewable Energy: Opportunity and Recent Trends
- By [Jake Hoheim]
Managing Chemicals in Products: Implications for Retailers
- By [Andrew Sousa]
Latest Trends in the State Adoption of Aerosol Can Rule
- By [Kevin Gibney]
Feeding America Works with Food Businesses to Address Hunger
U.S. EPA Set to End Enforcement Discretion Policy
- By [Kaela Martins]