Energy & the Environment

Retailers have always faced a wide array of challenges in building their businesses and nurturing their customer relationships. At many retailers energy efficiency and environmental stewardship have been part of the operational mix for a long time. However, over the past few years these issues have taken on a new urgency … an urgency driven by rising energy costs, more demanding regulatory environments and increasing consumer awareness.

A Climate of Change

Business as usual does not meet business need anymore. So, a climate of change is sweeping through the retail industry. Savvy retailers are proactively improving their environmental scorecard. They are implementing energy management solutions that not only reduce energy consumption but also provide energy information platforms that leverage IT infrastructure to increase transparency and enable collaboration. Such systems, known as OpenEMS, not only reduce energy and operating costs, but they provide transparent visibility of progress toward environmental goals. They also facilitate the exchange of information among product, power, and service providers who make up a retailer’s energy ecosystem. Retailers embracing OpenEMS concepts are able to reduce human capital requirements and effectively capture energy information to improve their brand’s reputation.

To learn more about how Philips Teletrol’s solutions help multi-site retailers better control their energy spending and store maintenance costs, please contact us.

Open EMS in Action

Teletrol’s multi-site retail solutions are designed to leverage existing open standards. Please visit to learn more about open energy management systems.

Climate ChangeThere is a climate of change sweeping through the retail industry ...

... and its leaders are coming from technology firms, standards organizations, and retailers themselves. Teletrol sponsors the, “Climate of Change,” Web site to illustrate the benefits that are being realized by retailers and to highlight the progress that is being made in automated energy management systems. If you are looking for inspiration, this is great place to start.