A subsidiary of Bell, The Source is Canada’s largest tech retailer, with over 400 locations nationwide offering the latest in consumer electronics from today’s top brands. Associates pride themselves on providing personalized tech advice and exceptional customer service.
Bell recommended an energy management solution (EMS) specifically designed for retail. The solution is a comprehensive cloud-based suite of hardware, software and services. It provides a single point of control to monitor and manage energy-consuming assets – such as HVAC and lighting systems – across thousands of sites, ensuring operational consistency and predictable energy spend.
Knowing the potential for savings that can be realized through better management of HVAC systems, The Source opted to run a three-month pilot at two locations that monitored and managed their HVAC. The installation of the solution was very simple and required no downtime for the stores or staff.
The pilot was very successful. It only took one month for The Source to see a return on investment, and within three months energy costs were reduced by 18%. But energy savings were just one of the overall benefits. The combination of granular data collection, advanced analytics and intelligent controls enabled continuously improving energy savings, increased facility efficiency and enabled more informed capital planning. Plus, with automated temperature control, there is one less thing for busy store managers to worry about.
As a result of the pilot’s great success, The Source has started rolling out the solution to 50 more stores across Canada this year. The Source will continue to partner with Bell on future solutions that will help them become more efficient while enhancing customer experience.