Toyota says that its dealership in Corvallis, OR, will be the car maker’s first Certified Net Zero Energy Automotive Dealership when it opens. The press release says that the architect – Gensler – will collect data to enable the building, when complete, to gain LEED Platinum certification. The facility will use solar power and return unused energy to …Continue Reading
Near the end of 2015, shareholders of a large U.S. retailer proposed a proxy resolution requesting the company commit to purchasing more renewable energy. This retailer approached POINT380 for guidance. What proceeded is a case for using performance data and a science-based approach to advance corporate sustainability. In the first phase of the project, we …Continue Reading
Energy Live News says that retail is one of the leading sectors in implementing energy efficiency measures in the United Kingdom.
Owners and managers of facilities that rely on refrigeration — such as supermarkets and convenience stores — must sigh every time they see a case door open and a customer pause for what probably seems like hours choosing their drink or ice cream flavor. The cold air that is rushing out, after all, is wasted …Continue Reading
Kimco Realty has racked up impressive energy efficiency and usage reduction gains during the past five years. The key message from an executive who helped design and carry out its program: Don’t expect immediate results.
Grocery retailer ALDI has deployed Siemens’ Site Controls Energy Management System to almost 1,500 retail locations. Some of the installations were at newly constructed stores, though the lion’s share were at retrofits in which third party EMSes or thermostats were replaced, the press release says. The release says that the EMS will use advanced cloud-based approaches …Continue Reading
IKEA is adding at least one wind farm to those it already owns as it works to become energy neutral by 2020, according to Reuters. The story says that the company is producing 53 percent of its energy by wind. When the farms it owns are fully operational, the story says, the portion of renewable …Continue Reading
Raley’s, a family owned grocery chain in headquartered in California, has selected Revolution Lighting Technologies to provide LEDs for its retail stores. The company has used $300,000 worth of Revolution’s G3 LED tubes in seven locations in the ongoing project, according to the press release. The possibility exists for installation in more than 20 additional stores …Continue Reading
IKEA this week said it is putting the largest single-use solar energy system atop a commercial building in Nevada on its store in Las Vegas, which is slated to open next summer. The press release says that the installation will begin during the winter and be completed this spring. The store itself is huge: It will …Continue Reading