Saks: How We Rang up $500,000 in Energy Savings

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Not that long ago, “sustainability” was a dirty word for retailers who were on a ceaseless mission to keep fixed costs as low as possible in order to make a profit on items that already carry a small margin. The idea of making operations “more sustainable” filled the minds of retail executives around the world with nightmares of endless spending with nebulous returns.

However, over the past 10 years, public demand for change combined with government incentives and energy efficient technology slowly have led to profitable operations also becoming sustainable ones.

Retailers that combat low profit margins with high sales volumes were the first to get on board…

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