Energy Management

Energy in retail operations is an important issue for several reasons. One is simply that energy inefficiency is a waste of money and 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.  And finally, good energy management contributes to a more comfortable space for employees and customers, as well as helping protect merchandise. The RCC’s tools and resources help retail energy managers optimize their programs to reach their goals. 

Energy Resources

Management Program Tools

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 Network

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

The Business Case for CSR

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

Global Procurement

FAQ discussing global procurement of renewables.

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)

Collaborative Renewable Sourcing

FAQ on aggregated deals that allow buyers to participate in the renewables sourcing market

Building Energy Codes - Ashrae V. IECC

A quick reference tool for retailers on the two major energy code models in the U.S.

DOE Appliance and Equipment Standards

Quick reference tool for retailers on DOE Appliance and Equipment Standards

Lightbulb Efficiency Standards

A quick reference tool for retailers on U.S. lightbulb efficiency standards.

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 GHG Emissions Factors, Data & Methodology

Summary of sources for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions factors, data, and methodology relevant to retailers who are developing a company GHG inventory.

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