Energy management is key to helping businesses achieve a healthy bottom line profit. This applies to the Retail industry where any cost control is needed to offset the challenged sales growth and margins in an ever competitive field. The need to review expenditure is as important in a small independent business as it is in large multinational chains. Most retailers rely on lighting, heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration, so there are real economic benefits if an effective energy management system is in place.
“A 20% cut in energy costs can represents the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales” – Carbon Trust 2019
In today’s world, with the present concerns over global warming, carbon emissions and air quality, retailers are under pressure to take positive action that helps mitigate climate change. As well as this, customer’s purchasing habits are increasingly influenced by how environmentally responsible they believe a business is. Therefore, it is in all companies best interests to prove they are making credible effort to be more sustainable, starting with energy management.
How is energy used in the retail industry?
Why choose our energy management solution?
- AEMS offers a solution which can be tailored to suit the exact requirements of your retail business.
- Our unique system analyses your energy consumption and usage patterns over time, allowing it to detect any unusual behaviour which may have occurred.
- Using state-of-the-art machine learning techniques, AEMS provides you with energy saving solutions delivered through tailored hints and tips for your business’, placing you on the road to sustainability.
- AEMS Benchmarking analytics enables you to compare stores against one another to target high-energy users and look at ways in which energy can be reduced.
Customer success stories…
Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society operates 40 convenience stores across Essex. Since 1867 Chelmsford Star have provided Chelmsford and the surrounding areas with all of their convenience shopping requirements, offering goods such as freshly baked bread, groceries, through to Fairtrade and Local Food products. AEMS helped the Co-Op to better understand usage across each of their sites and in turn this has given greater insight into how each of the stores are operating. Being able to benchmark stores against one another helps to target high-energy users and look at ways in which energy can be reduced.