With stiff competition, supermarkets operate with a paper-thin profit margin, making it all the more important to focus on cutting costs. One such area that most supermarkets focus on is energy. In North America, the energy spend of major supermarkets is approximately 1% of gross sales, meaning a 10% reduction in energy costs will directly translate into a 10% increase in profit margins. Not only will energy savings improve the net profit KPI, but saving $1 in energy equates to a top line revenue of $40-50. Refrigeration and HVAC systems typically account for around 70% of a supermarket’s energy. With its ultra-high impact to the bottom line, investing in energy efficiency has become an imperative for supermarkets.
Star Energy is dedicated to helping you increase profits through the reduction of your energy consumption. Our Supermarket team has decades of experience in this industry sector and is well positioned to pick up and work with you and your team wherever you are in the energy efficiency process.
Our exclusive ECRp® program systematically identifies energy cost reduction opportunities that fit your financial criteria, typically delivering an IRR of over 30%. We examine utility bills, inspect refrigeration and HVAC equipment, review maintenance procedures and systems, and analyze the building envelope to accurately gauge your overall energy consumption and cost baseline and measure the environmental impact of your operation. Armed with this information, we develop clear-cut, actionable energy and maintenance strategies. We not only identify various energy conservation measures but also help you in managing pilot testing, large scale rollouts, project management, and incentive management, all with a view to realizing significant energy cost reductions.
Opportunities for reducing your energy costs include utilizing new technologies, replacing outdated and oversized equipment with properly sized, high efficiency models; utilizing alternative fuel sources and developing no-cost and low-cost strategies to reduce the amount of energy you use and lower your carbon footprint.
Increasing the energy efficiency of your operation is the most effective way to reduce your overall operating costs. For example, re-commissioning of HVAC and refrigeration systems could potentially result in approximately 20% annual energy savings. Replacing inefficient lighting with high-efficiency bulbs, LED systems and installing timers and motion detectors can save over 50% on lighting costs.
In addition to providing sustainable and practical solutions for increasing energy cost reductions, Star Energy also provides you with training and tools for the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of energy use, which alone can reduce your overall energy costs by up to 5%
His attention to detail and analysis of the energy consumption data, both before and after implementation, was exceptional.Tom Kraus
I am confident that Star Energy can help their clients achieve energy efficiency objectives.Bala Gnanam
Star Energy’s expertise in identifying energy savings opportunities combined with a strong financial analysis has helped our city...Sajeev Shivashankaran
Their knowledge of refrigeration systems and incentive programs helped us to save significant operating costs...Charlie Visscher
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