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Small Efficiency Changes Save Big Bucks, Report Says

Submeters, consumption analysis and maintenance of existing systems are three low-capital ways that companies can significantly reduce their energy consumption, according to a new report from Verisae. The sustainability consultancy’s report, Ten Ways to Slash Energy Cost & Reduce Budget Uncertainty , focuses on grocery stores, which Verisae says consume the most energy of any retail segment and operate on the narrowest margins. “Consequently they have both the strongest incentive and the largest opportunities to enhance profit through energy management,” the report says. Verisae says its recommendations come from over ten years of working with dozens of leading grocery retailers in the United States and Europe, including Supervalu, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Walmart, Target, A&P, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Costco, Ahold, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee Food Stores, Ingles Markets, Mar...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/05/09/small-effic...

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