Download the 2016 Retail Energy Management Industry Report.
ABOUT THIS REPORT
The Retail Energy Management Report portrays a high level view of the industry’s adoption of various energy management practices. Specifically, we asked the largest retail companies about their teams and operations as well as the level of maturity at which their companies operate for twenty-three energy dimensions. This is the third Energy Management Industry Report. You can also access the 2014 Report and 2015 Report.
Energy Teams and Operations Questions
Our first set of questions asked retailers about their energy teams and budgets to get a better context for what "energy management" really means at a national retail company.
Energy Management Dimensions Questions
Retailers were then asked to consider their company's progress in twenty-three dimensions of energy management.
The twenty-three dimensions and corresponding maturity stages come from RILA's Energy Management Leadership Model (www.rila.org/energy). The Leadership Model is a standalone roadmap to help retail energy managers optimize their programs. Retailers can use the Model to first to baseline the maturity of their program and then to identify the highest leverage opportunities for improvement.
In the survey, retailers were asked to select the maturity stage that most closely represents their current state and then the maturity stage that most closely reflects where they plan to build their program over the next two years. There is no prescribed progression; the activities documented for each maturity stage are meant to detail some of the typical activities as programs develop.
Average and leader responses were determined by assigning each stage a number (1 through 5). The leader response is the highest maturity level reported by any respondent for that dimension.
Sources of Information
This report was developed through an online survey of 64 questions. The survey was disseminated in May of 2016; 44 retail companies responded, representing more than 96,000 locations and $1 trillion in sales.