Manage Energy, Manage Expenses
May 2012 Integrated Solutions For Retailers
By Matt Pillar, Editor In Chief
Connecting the dots between energy consumption and utility expenses saves big money and, effectively communicated, creates a rallying point for the brand.
Retailers are deploying systems that hone the management of energy and waste expenses while helping to capitalize on sustainability. Here, Paige Kindell discusses baseline opportunities for multisite retailers.
As it relates to managing and auditing energy and waste expenses, where is the typical low-hanging fruit for multisite retailers?
Kindell: For many retailers, energy is the third-highest expense and one of the easiest to manage when you invest in gaining insight into your operations. While there is no silver bullet — each retailer has unique needs — energy spending is, in my opinion, the greatest area of opportunity to control costs.