By Jim Poad, Advantage IQ.
In today's competitive environment, many retailers are interested in reducing costs and building revenues. Starting an energy management program is one way to do this — as the reward will be worth your time and investment. It is simple, once you understand the building blocks and tools necessary to put ideas into action. To begin, decide if this task will be tackled internally or outsourced to an energy management firm. They are familiar with best practices and willing to share them with you. If you decide to keep it internal, make sure the needed resources are available, and then get started.