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Retail

Whether your retail facility specializes in clothing, office supplies or wholesale goods, there are a wide variety of opportunities to reduce your operating costs and improve the efficiency of your lighting, HVAC or refrigeration components.
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Next, consider upgrading older, less efficient equipment and installing controls on lighting and building equipment. Many of these upgrades are eligible for incentives that can reduce capital costs and shorten the payback period, such as:

Optimize HVAC System

Optimize HVAC System

HVAC accounts for approximately 33% of the energy consumption in the average retail business. Options for improving energy efficiency include:
• Replace older, less efficient HVAC units with packaged rooftop units
• Install HVAC controls, such as programmable thermostats, digital economizers, demand controlled ventilation, and enhanced ventilation controls

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Optimize Refrigeration

Optimize Refrigeration

There are several technologies that can be considered, including:
• Addition of variable-frequency drives (VFDs) in refrigeration units
• Properly sized evaporator coils cooled with VFD-controlled fans
• Installation of proper insulation and efficient compressor motors
• Controllers that initiate defrost cycles based on actual ice buildup versus those that run on timers

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Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Lighting

Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Lighting

For the retail industry, it is important to ensure that premises are well lit. Key products need to be clearly visible, and bright lighting creates a buyer-friendly atmosphere. However, lighting can be a major expense. Lighting is typically one of the largest consumers of energy in a retail environment; accordingly, it often can represent the best opportunities for savings.

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Install Lighting Controls

Install Lighting Controls

Whether occupancy sensors or the addition of skylights and daylighting controls are a better option, controls to adjust lighting levels as needed can produce large energy savings.

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Real World Savings

Small Retail, Sporting Goods Store

Small Retail, Sporting Goods Store

Project Description

Addition of Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV)

  • Equipment Cost: $1,995
  • Incentive: $467
  • Annual Savings: 9,339 kWh
  • Payback with Incentive: 1.6 Years*
*Payback calculated using $.10 / kWh electricity cost

Large Wholesale Store

Large Wholesale Store

Project Description

Refrigeration Upgrade & Addition of Controls

  • Equipment Cost: $51,512
  • Incentive: $8,808
  • Annual Savings: 176,160 kWh
  • Payback with Incentive: 2.42 Years*
*Payback calculated using $.10 / kWh electricity cost

Lumber Yard

Lumber Yard

Project Description

Interior and Exterior Lighting Replacement

  • Equipment Cost: $11,890
  • Incentive: $4,997
  • Annual Savings: 102,547 kWh
  • Payback with Incentive: 8 Months*
*Payback calculated using $.10 / kWh electricity cost

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

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Sodexo is the designated program implementer for commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs for FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities. This website is maintained by Sodexo
The costs of energy efficiency programs are recovered through customer rates in accordance with PA Act 129 of 2008. For a complete list of commercial, industrial, residential, and low-income energy efficiency programs, please visit energysavePA.com. FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities, their parents, subsidiaries, employees, affiliates and agents assume no responsibility for the performance of the equipment or equipment warranty, the quality of the work, labor and/or materials supplied, and/or the acts or omissions of any contractor.