The Alliance to Save Energy has named its 2018 Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards winners, with Target the recipient of the Built Environment Star of Energy Efficiency Award for its commitment to reducing energy consumption and improving efficiency.
Target has successfully decreased energy use by 405 million kilowatt-hours per year since 2015 through its store remodel program – an accelerated replacement program aimed at upgrading equipment with more efficient designs – and utilization of demand-side energy management strategies. Additionally, Target leads the retail sector in number of Energy Star certified stores and has been named an Energy Star partner of the year for the past three years.
“At Target, we’re designing for tomorrow and putting solutions in place across our business to leave our homes better for future families,” said John Leisen, VP, property management, at Target. “And we’re proud to have earned Energy Star status in more than 80% of our U.S. buildings as we continue investing in ways to reduce energy use across our business, including converting over 1.5 million lights to LED in our stores, saving 35% of our lighting energy needs. It’s an incredible honor to be recognized by the Alliance to Save Energy for our achievements and continued commitment to supporting our local communities as we strive to achieve our long-term energy goals.”
Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit, bipartisan alliance of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders working to expand the economy while using less energy.