Retail sector energy efficiency impacts with Kohl's, Walgreens, and the US DOE

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By Cedar Blazek, Jordan Ivans, Laura Hoffman, Shetal Lettvin, and JaMarcus Brewer
Nov 9, 2020

The retail sector has faced numerous challenges this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Non-essential retailers are adjusting sales targets, cancelling energy efficiency improvements, filing for bankruptcy, or even liquidating. At the same time, essential retailers are moving up energy efficiency projects while struggling to keep shelves stocked due to the high demand of their products.

Join our webinar to hear directly from experts and stakeholders on the state of the retail industry, what adjustments are being made due to the pandemic, and the outlook for recovery beyond 2020. Topics include:

  • Changes in store operations and customer engagement amidst COVID-19.
  • Energy efficiency improvements and engagement with utilities’ rebate programs.
  • HVAC, lighting, refrigeration, and other enhancements due to COVID-19. 
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Meet the authors
  1. Cedar Blazek, Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy
  2. Jordan Ivans, Senior Energy Analyst, Store Operations & Experience, Kohl's
  3. Laura Hoffman, Lead Senior Analyst - Federal, State, Local & Energy Programs, Walgreens
  4. Shetal Lettvin, Director, Energy Management, Walgreens
  5. JaMarcus Brewer, National Accounts Program Manager, ICF