An assessment for energy management in retail stores

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Abstract

Retail stores are responsible for large energy consumption, which requires more intensified action to improve energy efficiency. Effective energy management can improve energy efficiency in retail stores. However, it is a challenge to implement energy management in retail stores due to different stakeholders’ roles and diverse store features. Literally, technical and management aspects of energy management have received much attention in research. However, limited studies systemically investigate internal and external factors and stakeholders’ involvement in the energy management of retail buildings. With a multi-cases in the Philippines, this paper examines the energy profiles in retail stores and develops an assessment for energy management in retail stores. The assessment includes store features, internal and external stakeholders, climate, electricity price and grid condition, energy consumption, and management. The assessment can assist retail stores to develop their energy management plans with their store profile.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Energy and Power Engineering
Volume12
Pages (from-to)231-243
ISSN1934-8975
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Energy consumption
  • energy management
  • impact factors
  • retail stores
  • stakeholder involvement
  • store features

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