Energy Management

Energy in retail operations is an important issue for several reasons. One is simply concerning efficient operations as energy inefficiency is an avoidable misallocation of the organization’s financial resources. Energy is also important to manage for reducing the environmental impact of store operations, as energy use from fossil fuel sources contributes to air pollution, climate change and other adverse environmental impacts. In addition, retail companies are increasingly setting goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions which require both reducing energy consumption and transitioning to low-emission and renewable energy sources.  The RCC’s tools and resources help retail energy managers optimize their programs to reach their goals. 

Energy Resources

Management Program Tools

RILA Retail Advisor for Energy

A free analytical platform that helps retailers optimize their energy management programs and benchmark with their peers.

Energy Management Resource Library

Resource library providing retailers with specific tools, case studies, and opportunities to help progress the maturity of their energy programs.

Retail Energy Management Leadership Model

RILA's Retail Energy Management Leadership Model that provides a roadmap to help retail energy managers optimize their energy programs.

Energy Management Resources

Landlord Collaboration

Through the Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership, RILA works with ICSC, IMT and PRSM to reduce leasing barriers for energy projects and reduce costs.

Energy Management Committee

Retailers benchmark best practices, and collectively identify next practices (i.e. pilot projects) to build robust energy management programs.

Capitalize Green

RILA has developed a toolbox of resources to help retail finance teams understand the opportunities presented by sustainability.

Energy and Sustainability Financial Literacy for Retail Curriculum: Finance 101 and 201

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