The Environmental Protection Agency, using analytical tools, determined that four JC Penny's stores use about 35 per cent less energy than average retail stores. These four stores, located in Washington, have earned the new retail Energy Star rating.
JC Penny is able to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and in doing so the four stores save $250,000 a year, collectively.
We are honored to be the first retailer to display the ENERGY STAR on our buildings, as it signifies our commitment to energy management and efficiency across our business," said Michael Dastugue, senior vice president and director of property development for JCPenney. "Through these four stores, we have demonstrated that a focus on sound facility operations and maintenance is effective for increasing the efficiency of both new and existing stores. In addition to better controlling utility costs and reducing the environmental impact of our operations, our energy management practices reflect our 'Every Day Matters' philosophy and commitment to the communities in which we operate."