JCPenney Sets Goal to Reduce Energy Use 20 Percent by 2015 

This is only the latest company to jump on the energy efficiency bandwagon. It makes good business sense for the bottom line and the good publicity doesn’t hurt either.

From Business Wire: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. today announced an environmental goal to reduce facility energy consumption 20 percent per gross square foot by 2015 through increasing energy efficiency improvements and driving a company culture which advocates and practices conservation. Over the past decade, the Company has invested more than $130 million to improve the energy efficiency of its existing stores and logistics centers by installing advanced metering technology, building control systems, lighting retrofits and high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. In 2009 alone, these combined efforts resulted in a year-over-year elimination of approximately 80 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy use across comparable stores. Read more

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