Be the Change

— By Jamie Johnson — Seven energy-saving changes businesses can make to save on energy costs.   Operating a business has various costs, some we have control over and some that we don’t. In my business, I love the costs

Building as a Battery

— By Keith Gipson — Using a building’s thermal mass for efficient energy management.   Efficient energy usage has been, and continues to be, one of the hottest topics in the building management industry. Each year, businesses spend tens of

Saint-Gobain Helps SCHEELS Avoid $487k in Annual Energy Costs

Minneapolis — Saint-Gobain’s SageGlass, manufacturer of the world’s smartest dynamic glass, has completed an energy study done in partnership with SCHEELS, a sporting goods and entertainment chain with 27 stores in 12 states. The study compared electricity usage at two

Light & Liability

— By Ted Stouch — Parking area liability: are you vulnerable? In a retail or restaurant setting, a dark and foreboding parking lot or garage is a business owners’ worst nightmare. While a perfect setting for a horror movie, in

URW to Launch 3 New Solar Projects in the U.S.

Los Angeles — Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), a premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations, has revealed details of its global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program — the most ambitious of its kind for a listed retail real estate company.

Peak Efficiency

— By Jay Black — LEDs are the secret to success when it comes to reducing facility costs. Facility maintenance and management can no doubt be expensive, hence why many managers are left to find options that can help them

Comfort Zone

— By Steve Tudhope — AutoZone goes the extra mile to reduce energy usage and drive the future. Memphis, Tennessee-based AutoZone is the leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories with more than 6,200 retail stores in the United

OptimalLED Poised for Growth in Lighting Industry

Toledo, Ohio — OptimalLED Inc. is growing as it adds new lighting representatives and lighting manufacturers to its already impressive lineup. Founded in 2008, the Toledo, Ohio-based lighting company has grown steadily over the years to become one of the

Remote Control

Energy management systems vs. connected thermostat solutions: which is right for your chain?

Modern Times

The 20-year evolution of EMS (Energy Management Systems) to BMS (Building Management Systems).

Energy Control Consultants Teams Up with ServiceChannel

Davie, Fla. — Energy Control Consultants, Inc., a leading provider of building management systems to the retail industry, has joined ServiceChannel’s solution partner ecosystem to provide building control system integration and monitoring services. The collaboration and technical integration with ServiceChannel,

Solid R.O.I.

California shopping mall cuts lighting costs by 77% using sensors and high-efficiency LEDs — and the project will pay for itself in less than 4 years.

Film Studies

Restaurateurs have a lot on their plates. Those plates can be pretty expensive, too.

EKTOS Named Red Lobster Vendor Partner of the Year

Woodinville, Wash. — EKTOS®, a premier energy management provider catering exclusively to restaurants, has been honored by Red Lobster®, the world’s largest seafood restaurant company, as Vendor Partner of the Year for 2018.

Sears Wins 3 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Awards

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corporation has been named a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. In addition, the Kenmore brand

Get Fit

How Planet Fitness trimmed $450,000 from its energy bill in 12 months.

Make It Work

Meaningful energy savings without buying new equipment.

High Impact

California shopping mall slashes 41% of its energy costs by updating its lighting and HVAC.

Highlight For Buy-Low

With a strong commitment to its customers, Buy-Low Foods installed reliable, energy-efficient LED lighting that helped enhance both the shopper experience and Buy-Low’s bottom line.

Retailers & Restaurants Save Energy With 75F

Minneapolis — 75F, the predictive and proactive analytics cloud-based software platform designed to optimize HVAC and lighting, is rolling out to 34 Rockler retail locations across the nation and upwards of 20 Border Foods locations.

Magnum Energy Solutions Hires EVP, Sales and Marketing

Hudson, Ohio — Magnum Energy Solutions, a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of flexible and scalable wireless products for building automation, has hired Matt Mazzola as the executive vice president of sales and marketing. He joins the company from Venture

Wendy’s Partners With EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Program

Dublin, Ohio — On December 1, 2016, The Wendy’s Company joined EPA’s ENERGY STAR program as an ENERGY STAR partner. As part of the program, Wendy’s will work to improve energy efficiency through a strategic, corporate energy management program that