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Milwaukee-based Roundy's Supermarkets has selected energy and sustainability management company Ecova to provide utility expense and data management solutions for the grocer, as well as carbon management solutions and Energy Star benchmarking.
Ecova will assist the retailer in monitoring and reducing energy use and reporting carbon emissions at approximately 165 locations, including the Pick ’n Save, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano’s banners in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Roundy’s has implemented Ecova’s utility expense and data management solution with a focus on cost and energy savings. Leveraging the Ecova Energy and Sustainability Management Platform and the Ecova Big Data Warehouse, which contains more than 2.5 billion points of energy data from more than 700,000 facilities and locations, Roundy’s expects to gain a better understanding of its energy consumption and cost to improve performance. Additionally, Ecova will now include Roundy’s facilities in its Energy Star benchmarking service, where Ecova benchmarks more than 70,000 buildings monthly in Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager.
“As Roundy’s continues to expand, visibility into energy spend and consumption via the Ecova Platform is critical for our operational efficiency and identifying where to focus capital improvements and the maintenance schedule,” said Kevin Christopherson, energy program manager for Roundy’s. “Ecova will help us better understand our energy consumption in order to improve efficiencies. The Carbon Management solution will assist us as we deliver on our commitment to improve our overall environmental performance.”
Ecova gathers usage and expenditure data to deliver insights that allow clients to increase operational efficiency, reduce costs, and set sustainability performance standards.
“Data is a critical piece of energy and sustainability management; our utility expense and data management solution is the foundation of energy data collection and the first step toward creating a long-term strategic energy and sustainability management program,” said Seth Nesbitt, SVP of sales, marketing and strategy at Spokane, Wash.-based Ecova. “We are delighted to add Roundy’s Supermarkets to our growing list of clients who recognize the value of big data in driving energy and cost savings.”