JCPenney Earns Energy Star Certification at 500 Locations
November 01, 2013
Plano, Texas-based J. C. Penney Co. Inc. has secured Energy Star certifications in more than 500 stores. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards Energy Star certifications to buildings that rank within the top 25 percent of similar commercial buildings nationwide by meeting strict energy-performance levels set by the EPA. Projects such as LED lighting retrofits, advanced metering technologies that track electricity usage and in-store energy management systems have all contributed to the company’s energy savings. Additionally, JCPenney has installed rooftop solar-energy systems in 12 retail locations. Currently, JCPenney operates 1,100 stores.