Energy efficiency guide: Retail sector

Energy efficiency advice and top tips for retail businesses.

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This guide for retailers introduces the main energy saving opportunities for businesses within the retail sector and demonstrates how simple actions save energy, cut costs and increase profit margins.


  • Introduction
  • Energy consumption in retail
  • Key opportunities for energy saving:
    • Lighting
    • Benefits of upgrading to LED: Retail Case Study
    • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
    • Refrigeration
    • Building fabric
  • Action checklist
  • Myths and assumptions
  • Next steps

Published: April 2018
Publication code: CTV053v2

This guide was produced as part of the Green Business Fund programme which ended in 2019.

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