U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Building Technologies Program – Commercial Building Energy Alliances

The Retailer Energy Alliance 2008 Supplier Summit

On June 5, 2008, the Retailer Energy Alliance (REA), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), held the first REA Supplier Summit, with nearly 200 attendees representing major retailers, suppliers, and other stakeholder organizations. The summit forged a communication path between retailers, to identify their energy efficiency needs, and suppliers, to challenge them to find ways to meet those needs.

Achieving REA's goal—to spur major improvements in the energy efficiency of retail facilities—requires sharing information on technologies that reduce energy use and environmental impact, such as lighting and refrigeration systems, HVAC, food service equipment, and building controls. The Supplier Summit was a unique opportunity to learn from retailers about the barriers that prevent them from using cost-effective, energy-efficient strategies for their operations, and to begin a dialogue with suppliers on how to eliminate them.

The meeting was hosted by current members of the REA Steering Committee, including ASHRAE, Best Buy, Food Lion, Home Depot, IESNA, Kohl's, McDonald's, Staples, Target, Walmart, and Whole Foods Market. Supplier Summit presentations and other materials are available below.

Supplier Summit Materials

If you were not able to attend the summit, you can hear the audio and view the presentations by watching the Supplier Summit Webinar. For the best viewing experience, we recommend using a high-speed Internet connection. This webinar can be viewed using Adobe Flash Player 9. Download Adobe Flash Player 9.

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If you prefer, you can view each presentation and a typed transcript for each speaker separately. Summaries of the overall Summit and the Panel Q&A are also available.

Supplier Summit Executive Summary

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Supplier Summit Panel Q&A

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Opening Comments: Doug Brookman

 

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Opening Presentation: Dru Crawley, DOE

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Presentation: Jim McClendon, Walmart

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Presentation: Scott Williams, Target

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Presentation: Seth Stutzman, Whole Foods Market

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Presentation: Greg Tomsick, Boston Market

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Presentation: Dwayne Shmel, Best Buy

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Presentation: Dick Bourne, UC Davis, Western Cooling Challenge

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Closing Presentation: Dru Crawley, DOE

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