Energy efficiency in grocery and convenience stores

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 · available on-demand

Free to view; $95 for credit
88 minutes

As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand how the components of grocery and convenience store facilities use energy and their respective impact on utility bills.
  • Discuss the basic operation of refrigeration, lighting and HVAC systems in grocery and convenience store facilities.
  • Explain energy cost saving opportunities related to refrigeration, lighting and HVAC systems in grocery and convenience store facilities.
  • Describe results of a recent Minnesota Department of Commerce Conservation Applied Research and Development grant study for convenience stores.
  • Explain the resources available through incentive programs such as Focus on Energy, Wisconsin's energy efficiency program, and locate additional resources to support energy efficiency initiatives in grocery and convenience store facilities.

Who should attend?
Grocery and convenience store owners, managers and maintenance personnel; facility managers; energy program implementers; property developers; sales engineers; lighting designers; HVAC contractors; refrigeration technicians; electricians and anyone with basic knowledge and interest in grocery and convenience store facility operations.

Refrigeration, lighting and HVAC equipment can account for more than 90 percent of the energy use in grocery and convenience store facilities. Join to review the basic operations of these systems and potential energy savings opportunities. We’ll be sure to address how our recommendations apply to grocery stores versus convenience stores and provide a summary of opportunities, additional resources and next steps. Focus on Energy will also provide information about the resources available to assist in moving energy efficiency initiatives forward. We’ll save some time at the end of the webinar for your specific questions and answers.

Course outline


Overview of energy use in stores

  • Energy use profiles and breakdowns
  • Review MN CARD grant research on convenience stores

Overview of high energy users

  • Lighting technology and opportunities
  • HVAC technology and opportunities
  • Refrigeration technology and opportunities

Examples of economic energy efficiency

  • Lighting energy and cost savings
  • HVAC energy and cost savings
  • Refrigeration energy and cost savings


Focus on Energy presentation

Question and answer

In order to receive credit for viewing this webinar, you'll need to pass a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be provided in your registration confirmation email. Separate registration is required for each individual requiring continuing education credit.

All credits have different expiration dates, so it is to your advantage to take the quiz as soon as possible.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 1.5 LU.

AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.15 CEUs (1.5 hours) toward re-certification.

BOC This course offers up to 1.5 points for BOC certified operators.

BOMI This course is approved for up to 1.5 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.

GBCI We are a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 1.5 CE hours. We are also a USGBC Education Partner.

IACET As an IACET Accredited Provider, Seventhwave offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Seventhwave is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

WI PE This course qualifies for up to 1.5 PDHs for professional engineers in the state of Wisconsin. The registrant must verify that the course content is related to their area of professional practice (more information).

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