February 2008
News Release
AutomatedBuildings.com

Babel Buster Network Gateways: Big Features. Small Price.
Control Solutions, Inc. - Minnesota

(Click Message to Learn More)


 

Senior DOE Officials, Nation's Top Retailers Discuss New Initiative to Manage Energy Use in Retail Sector

Articles
Interviews
Releases
New Products
Reviews
Blogs
Sponsors
Archives
Past Issues
AutomatedBuildings.com

Securing Buildings News

Washington --- On Thursday, February 21, dozens of key business leaders — including executives from retail giants Wal-Mart, Target and Whole Foods — will meet in Washington with representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy and professional associations to explore how the retail sector can more efficiently manage its energy use.

The DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is sponsoring this executive roundtable discussion as a first step in forming the Retail Energy Alliance (REA), a consortium aimed at promoting the use of energy-efficient technologies and management practices for retail operations. Wal-Mart, Target and Whole Foods will be joined on the REA steering committee by Home Depot, Staples, Food Lion, Kohl’s, Best Buy, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).

Reliable Controls Improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings — which consume 18 percent of all the energy used in our country — is an important part of the DOE’s overall goals of improving energy security, ensuring that affordable energy is available for homes and businesses and reducing air and water pollution. The DOE estimates that the nation’s retailers pay about $25 billion annually in energy costs for their retail outlets, warehouses and distribution systems.

After the roundtable discussion, DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency David Rodgers and members of the REA Steering Committee will be available for questions from the press.

Q&A: Retail Energy Alliance Initiative

WHO: DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency David Rodgers and members of the REA Steering Committee
WHAT: Q&A for media on REA initiative
WHEN: 5 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pension Commissioners Suite National Museum Building


 

footer

The S4 Group
[Click Banner To Learn More]

[Home Page]  [The Automator]  [About]  [Subscribe ]  [Contact Us]

Events

Want Ads

Our Sponsors

Resources