H&M commits to energy productivity improvements

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Multinational clothing retailer H&M has signed up to EP100, a global initiative of businesses pledging to double their energy productivity.
 
By doubling the economic output from every unit of energy consumed, companies will reap the benefits of lower energy costs and increased competitiveness.
 
The EP100 initiative is run by The Climate Group in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy. Launched in May 2016, it now includes 12 companies.
"I am beyond pleased to welcome two new companies to EP100 on the first anniversary of the programme," commented Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy. "EP100 is a unique chance for companies to demonstrate the business case for clean energy through the adoption of the ambitious goal of doubling energy productivity. Leading by example, H&M, Cree and all other EP100 companies are helping us build a stronger economy and a healthier, more prosperous world through the deployment of the efficient technologies and practices we know create jobs and improve the environment."
 
H&M's Partner Cree previously joined the Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign and saved more than 1,000,000 lbs of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2015 to 2016, and a further 200,000 lbs of GHGs from 2016 to 2017.
 
By 2030 at the latest, H&M is planning to build future stores using 40% less energy per square metre, compared to those constructed today. Within its stores, the Sweden-based company aims to invest in new technologies for lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to improve its operational energy productivity. Additionally, the retailer aims to have 100% of its supplier partners enrolled in an energy efficiency programme by 2025, as well as reduce the energy used in its logistics transport and warehouses.
 
H&M is also a member of The Climate Group's RE100 initiative, which brings together leading companies committed to 100% renewable power.
 
Pierre Borjesson, global sustainability business expert at H&M, said: "Using less energy and increasing our economic output is a fundamental part of our strategy.
 
"We have long been working to reduce our climate impact and recently launched our new commitment to achieve a climate positive value chain by 2040. This means H&M will support reductions of greenhouse gases to a larger extent than what our value chain emits. Two of our key priorities are leadership in energy productivity and using renewable energy throughout the value chain."
 
AVReporter Energy Management Software is running in several H&M stores in Hungary. To learn more about the solution for building energy management of stores, click HERE.
 
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