Supermarket Energy Sustainability Solutions<br />Delivering Best Results<br />
Challenges to Sustainability<br />The business challenges faced by supermarkets<br />today have taken on a degree of compl...
Increase brand value/equity
Develop solutions for differentiation/innovation
Meet looming compliance and regulatory mandates
Manage the cost volatility of energy</li></li></ul><li>Supermarket Energy Use-Challenges<br />Volatile energy prices<br />...
Supermarket Energy Use-Opportunities<br />Supermarkets are energy intensive buildings<br /><ul><li>EPA estimates $1 saving...
Top Performers – Best in Class*<br /><ul><li>Research shows that ‘best in class’ supermarkets include active energy manage...
Where’s the Opportunity?<br />Management of Risks<br />Reduced vulnerability to energy price fluctuations<br />Reducing a ...
Where’s the Opportunity?<br />Reduced Costs<br />Increased profits<br />A 10% reduction in energy costs can increase net p...
Where’s the Opportunity?<br />Enhanced Reputation<br />Increased sales<br />Improving the energy efficiency of a building ...
How do I capture these opportunities?<br />Follow our proven approach to energy efficiency management:<br />Phase 1 – Corp...
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Retail Grocery Energy & Environmental Challenges

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The business challenges faced by supermarkets today have taken on a degree of complexity & importance that impact overall business sustainability. Understand where energy-use opportunities lye and solutions to solve your business challenges.

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Retail Grocery Energy & Environmental Challenges

  1. 1. Supermarket Energy Sustainability Solutions<br />Delivering Best Results<br />
  2. 2. Challenges to Sustainability<br />The business challenges faced by supermarkets<br />today have taken on a degree of complexity & importance that impact overall business sustainability.<br /><ul><li>Maintain competitive advantage
  3. 3. Increase brand value/equity
  4. 4. Develop solutions for differentiation/innovation
  5. 5. Meet looming compliance and regulatory mandates
  6. 6. Manage the cost volatility of energy</li></li></ul><li>Supermarket Energy Use-Challenges<br />Volatile energy prices<br />New and emerging energy utilization & supply technologies<br />Growing pressures to achieve carbon reduction<br />Rapidly developing greenhouse gas emissions regulatory & reporting requirements<br />
  7. 7. Supermarket Energy Use-Opportunities<br />Supermarkets are energy intensive buildings<br /><ul><li>EPA estimates $1 savings = $59 sales</li></ul>Many opportunities exist to find savings<br /><ul><li>Refrigeration & HVAC alone – 70% of energy consumed</li></ul>Myriad of government incentives available<br /><ul><li>Represent $MM’s of untapped financial benefits</li></li></ul><li>Supermarket Energy Profile<br /> The median supermarket uses approx. 190,000 Btu/sq. ft or 57 ekWh/sq. ft<br />
  8. 8. Top Performers – Best in Class*<br /><ul><li>Research shows that ‘best in class’ supermarkets include active energy management as a core activity and see the greatest decrease in energy costs</li></ul>* Source Aberdeen Group – Getting from Green to Gold, June 2008<br />
  9. 9. Where’s the Opportunity?<br />Management of Risks<br />Reduced vulnerability to energy price fluctuations<br />Reducing a facility’s total energy consumption can soften the impact of energy price fluctuations<br />Prepare for regulatory change<br />Ensuring the timing, validity and the auditability of energy and environmental data <br />
  10. 10. Where’s the Opportunity?<br />Reduced Costs<br />Increased profits<br />A 10% reduction in energy costs can increase net profit by over 15%<br />Reduced shrinkage<br />Upgrades to refrigeration systems can reduce shrinkage of perishable goods while also saving on energy bills<br />
  11. 11. Where’s the Opportunity?<br />Enhanced Reputation<br />Increased sales<br />Improving the energy efficiency of a building thru lighting improvements can attract and retain more customers, leading to an increase in sales<br />Enhanced public image<br />Demonstrate responsible environmental stewardship thru operational improvement and building upgrades to be more energy efficient<br />
  12. 12. How do I capture these opportunities?<br />Follow our proven approach to energy efficiency management:<br />Phase 1 – Corporate Assessment <br />Evaluate goals, policies, challenges and opportunities<br />Phase 2 – Data Collection & Benchmarking<br />Establish a baseline of energy data<br />Phase 3 – Identification of Opportunities<br />Identify energy measures, energy use priorities & energy savings<br />Phase 4 – Pilot Store Test <br />Implement energy solutions on sample facilities<br />Phase 5 - Implement solutions corporate wide<br />Phase 6 – Monitor & Verify<br />
  13. 13. Driving Results<br />Following the six proven steps will drive results such as:<br />Generating over 10% annual savings in energy costs (multiple energy incentives are available to help reduce capital costs)<br />Increasing brand value and corporate public image<br />Reducing risks from volatile prices<br />
  14. 14. Thank You<br />About Energy Advantage<br />Energy Advantage provides total energy management solutions to our customers’ sustainability challenges, delivering them ‘best results’ in managing their risks, reducing their costs, and enhancing their reputation within the markets and communities they serve. Our company is fully independent from energy commodity and equipment suppliers. We sit with our customers on their side of the table, providing objectivity in seeking and developing the best solutions to their energy and environmental challenges. With a depth of expertise in the energy and energy related environmental areas, we have been providing notable North American organizations with effective energy management solutions for over 12 years.<br />www.energyadvantage.com<br />Look for us at Food Marketing Institute’s Energy & Technical Services Conference<br />

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