Better Buildings Challenge Retailers Featured in Green Retail Decisions Series

This summer, Green Retail Decisions is featuring Better Buildings partners and showcasing their leadership to help retailers across the country take the plunge in energy efficiency and learn from the successes of their peers, and even sometimes their competitors. 

In case you missed any of the articles, here is the recap of articles you should add to your reading list. We hope you enjoy!

Better Buildings Challenge Retail Partners Lighting the Way to Energy Efficiency

In the flurry of new and novel energy efficiency solutions adopted around the world, it’s easy to overlook a tried-and-true energy-saving tactic: lighting. Havertys and Walmart share details on the LEDs they have installed in showrooms, stores, and even parking lots. Read more.

Staples and JCPenney: Getting Buy-in on Energy Efficiency from the Roof-top to the Sales Floor

Advanced technologies are key to driving energy savings, but commitments and active engagement within an organization, including senior leadership and employees on the sales floor, can be just as important. Staples and JCPenney are two leading national retailers that employ organizational strategies to reduce energy use in their building portfolios. Their successful strategies are a testament to the resourcefulness that is required to achieve big energy savings. Read more.

Rooftop Units Create Dramatic Savings for Better Buildings Partners

Several leading retailers are finding success in an unexpected place. Above their heads and on their rooftops.By demonstrating the measurable benefits of RTU upgrades, Better Buildings partners, Walgreens and adidas are leading the way in the industry. Read more.

The DOE's Better Buildings Challenge Partners Save $840 Million

In this feature article, Maria Vargas talks about how the Better Buildings Initiative is designed to work with market leaders in both the public and private sectors to set ambitious goals and to also share what has worked for them with others, so that together the Energy Department and partners can drive change across the country. Read more.