Lush Cosmetics uses SiteSage and achieves a 23% year-over-year energy reduction

Challenge

Reducing carbon footprint in small retail spaces.

Locations

164 locations across the US and Canada

Scope

Control and monitoring of HVAC equipment and ventilation hood exhausts

Results

23% year-over-year energy reduction

"Opportunities for energy savings in smaller retail spaces can be challenging. " Richard Outhwaite, Sustainability Technical Analyst for Lush

About Lush Cosmetics

Lush Cosmetics, a beauty brand best known for its fresh, handmade cosmetics and commitment to ethical, environmentally-friendly business practices, has garnered an impressive cult following since its start in 1995.

The Challenge

Lush is committed to a lot more than fresh, handmade cosmetics. From its use of all-vegetarian ingredients, to an unwavering commitment to ethical buying and naked packaging, Lush is constantly looking for ways to further reduce its carbon footprint. However, according to Richard Outhwaite, Sustainability Technical Analyst for Lush, opportunities for energy savings in smaller retail spaces can be challenging. While its stores had already started the process of energy reduction by installing LED lighting and implementing sensor controls, Lush knew it wanted to do more.

The Solution

By installing SiteSage, Lush was able to meet and exceed its goal for energy savings in the short-term and ultimately reduce expenditures by $215,000 per year.

The modular, easy-to-use platform provides Lush with the ability to connect, analyze and control critical equipment under one single platform.

SiteSage also helps Lush to quickly identify and address equipment issues, reduce maintenance calls and keep store temperatures comfortable and consistent. Maintaining the temperature is important not only for customers and staff, but to maintain product freshness.

Lush also credits SiteSage with delivering additional benefits, including:

  • 23% energy consumption reduction
  • ROI within the 1st year of use
  • Preserving exhaust fans with less runtimes
  • Increasing insight into repairs & maintenance
  • Ensuring proper air quality while simultaneously reducing energy usage

Lush is so satisfied, SiteSage is now installed with every new store opening to meet all of the company’s equipment and energy management needs.

 

By installing SiteSage, Lush was able to meet and exceed its goal for energy savings in the short-term and ultimately reduce expenditures by $215,000 per year.