Pledges for Retail Services

Take a look at some suggested pledges to help support Beat the Peak, tailored for the retail industry: 

Overarching Pledge

Sample Initiative

Sample KWh Saved 

Switch it Off

  • Ensure to turn off all electrical appliances (store lights and office appliances) at the end of the day, ensuring nothing is left on standby
  • Switch off escalators and customer kiosk lights in stores outside of business hours
  • Encourage staff / customers to take the stairs during peak hours to reduce the number of elevator journeys at peak hours

E.g. switching off 1000 monitors on standby and unplugging 1000 laptops = ~1200kWh

Plan Consciously

  • Turn off any non-essential self-checkouts, lights (store, warehouse and office included) and electrical equipment during peak hours
  • Move store cleaning to non-peak hours and use less energy intensive cleaning methods
E.g. switching off 1000 monitors on standby and unplugging 1000 laptops = ~1200kWh

Be Smart with Space and Lighting

  • Implement 'smart' lighting to ensure only necessary areas are lit within stores, offices and warehouses. Turn off an non-essential lights / heating within these spaces. 

E.g. turning off 100 industrial lights = 960kWh

Good Maintenance

  • Ensure fridges & other electrical appliances in stores, warehouses & offices are well maintained so the appliance can operate effectively

E.g. fixing 5 leaking hot water taps, and 5 overstocked fridges = 6kWh

Make Employee Champions 

  • Pick selected employees to be ‘Energy Champions’ to help with the implementation of pledges
  • Engage & Educate staff to help them understand the peak & shifting energy usage

*Across 5-7pm peak (2 hours) over 12 instances (total: 24hrs)

Or, if you would like to pledge your own actions please get in touch, nobody knows your organisation better that you.  

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