Retailers ramp up energy saving commitments

Members of the British Retail Consortium have set themselves an ambitious target of reducing energy-related building emissions by 50 per cent by 2020, reports

The cut, compared to a 2005 baseline, follows BRC members beating their previous target of a 25 per cent cut by 2013 – achieving 30 per cent so far.

This 50 per cent goal, in parallel with the introduction of the government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme – requiring compulsory energy audits for large businesses – is expected to drive retailers to consider more efficient lighting systems.

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