Retail stores often generate excessive energy waste. Cut costs, improve the shopping experience and save with these simple tips.
Take steps now to boost energy savings and manage demand in your retail store. Consider regulating energy use based on customer traffic and store hours. Check out more tips below to improve energy efficiency in each area of your retail store:
To see if your business qualifies for free AC maintenance services, please visit the LADWP AC Optimization Program website. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-665-9469.
To see if your business qualifies for free energy efficiency upgrades visit the Commercial Direct Install Program (CDI) website or call 1-877-714-1254.
The LADWP offers incentives for energy efficiency upgrades. For more information visit the LADWP Custom Performance Program website. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call 1-213-367-3436.
** Source: Heschong Mahone
A furniture retailer operating 82 hours a week implemented a number of energy efficiency measures. The existing roof was replaced with a white cool roof to reduce air conditioning costs. The existing HVAC system was upgraded with high efficiency units controlled by a new energy management system. High efficiency LED spot lights replaced the existing incandescent sales floor lighting.
The efficiency improvements reduced overall energy use by 44 percent. The longer lasting LEDs eliminated the need to change 15 to 20 lamps a week, reducing maintenance costs. Associates and customers agreed that the LEDs provided higher quality for product display. The measures implemented helped improve sales and resulted in a safer, more comfortable work environment.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
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