Driving towards Net Zero property
All physical premises have an associated energy demand, primarily for lighting, space heating and – where needed – cooling and refrigeration. They are also an area that are generally under full or partial control of the retailer, and actions that reduce the operating carbon footprint can provide operational cost savings. This category is about investing in or making changes to premises (including shops, offices and warehouses) which improve their sustainability performance. For example, the use of LEDs or low carbon refrigerants, investing in low/zero carbon heat networks and insulation, or installing solar panels and other net zero energy generation.