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Maintain Retail Comfort with Energy Reduction Tips

Retail stores face tough competition from online companies today, so store managers are taking a hard look at operating costs. Reducing energy use is an effective way to cut overhead. Lighting, cooling and heating represent about 60 percent of total electricity use in retail buildings, making those systems good targets for energy savings. The bonus? New energy-efficient lighting and HVAC equipment could make your store more comfortable and visually appealing to customers, boosting sales and profits.

 

There are a number of energy-saving opportunities for retail facilities with payback periods that make economic sense. With careful planning and the right ComEd Energy Efficiency Program incentives, you can maximize efficiency and ensure a reasonable return on your investment.

​Not Sure Where to Start?

1. Schedule an Assessment

Call 1-855-433-2700 and request a Facility Assessment. A ComEd energy advisor will assess your facility and equipment for potential electrical savings during a two-hour site walkthrough.

2. Receive Recommendations

Within three weeks, you will receive a high-level summary recommending energy-saving changes and upgrades that can improve the energy efficiency of your business.

3. Make Improvements & Apply for Incentives

After you have decided which energy-saving improvements you want to make, consult the ComEd Trade Ally Directory to find a contractor who can provide the products and services you need and help you apply for ComEd Energy Efficiency Program incentives.

 

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​Average Energy Use

.23,.23,.20,.10,.07,.07,.01,.01,.08

Lighting 23%
Cooling 23%
Plug Loads 20%
Refrigeration 10%
Ventilation 7%
Space Heating 7%
Cooking 1%
Water Heating 1%
Other 8%

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