Completing Retail

The retail section can be used to update the energy and water use associated with owned/known distribution center and retail store operations. Default values are provided and should only be updated if supporting documentation is available. An annual assessment of distribution center and/or retail energy use can be converted to usable values in these fields – simply divide total energy use by the total count of units processed. This information may already be entered into the Higg Brand and Retail Module (BRM).

There are three fields that can be customized:

  • Electricity/Product should be entered in kWh per unit (product). The total electricity of the building should be entered. If the building has multiple uses that can’t be separated by billing, then allocation based on area (square footage) should be used.
  • Natural Gas/Product should be entered in kWh per unit (product). Natural gas may be reported in different units, so it is important to confirm that conversions have been completed as necessary. If the building is heated by other means (non-electrical), then enter the amount of energy required in this field. If the building has multiple uses that can’t be separated by billing, then allocation based on area (square footage) should be used.
  • Water/Product should be entered in liters per unit (product). Water use may be reported in different units, so it is important to confirm that conversions have been completed as necessary. Total water use for the location should be reported. If the building has multiple uses that can’t be separated by billing, then allocation based on area (square footage) should be used.
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