Tag-teaming off of yesterday’s post about a focus on green retailing coming up at the National Retail Federation’s annual meeting next month, today we highlight J. C. Penney’s four Washington state stores that have received the Energy Star Retail Rating from the U. S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Using analytical tools from the EPA, the retailer determined that the stores use about 35 percent less energy than average retail stores thus reducing carbon dioxide emissions from electricity by 3 million pounds — a savings equal to the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the electricity use of nearly 200 homes. The dollar savings totaled almost $250,000 per year compared with average stores.
Even before 2007 becomes 2008, the retail industry seems to be declaring that the new year will be a green one