Energy Management Leadership Model

RILA’s Retail Energy Management Leadership Model is a roadmap to help retail energy managers optimize their energy programs. It identifies possible pathways to strong energy management programs in retail. The leading practices are currently only performed by a few companies and not every company can/will achieve every leading practice.

How to Use the Model

The Model is a tool that can be used for individual company and industrywide purposes. Retail companies can use the Model to:

  • Baseline the maturity of their programs (contact to receive a custom benchmarking report)
  • Identify the dimensions offer the highest leverage opportunities for improvement
  • Refer to RILA’s Retail Energy Management Resource Library for corresponding tools, case studies, and further opportunities for each dimension
    • Program dimensions that were identified as “floodgate opportunities” where industry progress will also enable advancement in all other dimensions. These are also the Program’s 3-year focus areas.

To learn more about the development and scope of the model, see the full PDF version.

Other related models include the RILA Retail Sustainability Management Leadership Model and the ELEVATE Responsible Sourcing Management Model.

Visit to learn more about RILA’s Retail Energy Management Program.

Our new RILA Retail Advisor for Energy Management is live!

The RILA Retail Advisor for Energy Management is a platform that companies can use to evaluate their energy management programs. The platform has benchmarking, reporting, tracking, and goal setting functions. The RILA Retail Advisor for Energy Management uses the collected data to provide tailored guidance to help retailers improve program performance.

Get started today by registering for RILA Retail Advisor access.  Once your profile is created, you will receive a confirmation email with guidance on how to complete your first assessment. Contact us at with any questions or feedback.

  • Energy
  • Program Management

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