The latest in our series of ReCAP meetings, aimed at supporting retailers in overcoming challenges to climate action, focused on how retailers can reduce the emissions of the buildings they operate in through direct actions and landlord engagement.
If you're looking to see how you can take steps to improve your store's energy efficiency, IMT have provided a few free resources and steps to get started:
- Start by taking an Energy Assessment that provides clear guidance on deploying win-win efficiency solutions that decrease energy use, save money, and achieve energy and sustainability goals.
- The assessment can be used as a guide to the Efficiency Toolkit which provides 6 strategies and 15 actions designed to improve efficiencies in whole building and tenant spaces. Link to toolkit is provided after the assessment is completed.
- To get started on integrating efficiency clauses into existing and new leases, start here. This reference guide will provide a framework and scroll down to the bottom of the web page to find case studies highlighting examples of how landlords and tenants have used lease language to align sustainability goals.
- Here is a link to alternative internal financing options with case studies, and here for external financing options.
- Stay connected and sign up for the LTEP newsletter here (click on the envelop icon on the top of the page)
I encourage anyone who is exploring efficiency solutions to access these free resources and contact IMT for additional guidance. Driving efficiency within companies can be challenging, and the Landlord Tenant Energy Partnership is here to help. Participate in a workshop, read about successes from your peers or join the discussion at the Landlord Tenant Energy Partnership LinkedIn group.