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Retail checkout. Green retailing is going to be the norm

Green retailing – it’s becoming the norm and no retailer can ignore it. It’s not just about your labels and plastics, it’s also about how your business uses energy day to day. The spectre of your Carbon footprint is inescapable.

Eco friendly retail stores need to promote their credentials – it’s a commercial advantage.

The attitude of your customers to green retailing

A carbon trust survey indicates that 67% of consumers would feel more positive towards companies that are reducing their carbon footprint. A Futurra survey says it’s as many as 88% of your customers. In reality, numbers like these can’t be ignored.

In other words, if you’re seen to be meeting consumer expectations, you’re likely to enjoy more trade in an eco-friendly store.

What are my options?

In the first place, embracing ‘green’ is as simple as buying –

  • Green electricity
  • Battery storage (to store off-peak electricity for use at peak demand times)
  • LED lighting
  • Carbon credits
  • Efficient gas boiler

What if I don’t own my premises, or space is restricted?

Certainly, once you’ve explored the options we’ve already mentioned, we know that in retail premises it’s not always possible to do more. In particular, this applies to town centre leasehold premises. With limited space and the decision often with the Landlord, less is achievable by individual business owners.

Although this may be true, the options for green retailing are usually greater if you’re an out of town store, or indeed a Landlord. All the following are possibile for out of town eco-stores and Landlords.

  • Green electricity and gas tariffs
  • Fixed term green energy deals
  • Solar PV
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Battery Storage
  • Solar Thermal 
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Biomass boilers
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • LED lighting
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

Award-winning IU Energy has capabilities with all these retail green technologies. To discuss your options, contact us now. 

EV Charging Stations – a must for out of town eco-retail

Let’s talk a bit more about a comparatively inexpensive option. In fact, it’s a visible demonstration that you’re at the vanguard of green retailing – Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.

It’s important to realise that this technology could mean the difference between customers using your business, or someone else’s. 

That is to say, EV charging stations are attractive to your EV driving customers and your employees.

In fact, the projected numbers of EVs are staggering –

IU Energy is an OLEV approved installer for EV Charging stations. Contact us now to see how easy they are to install.

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