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Energy Performance


20% Reduction in Energy Intensity by 2020 from a 2009 Baseline


173 Million Square Feet


Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 16%
Annual (2013) 2%


Portfolio Energy Performance

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Macys' portfolio consists of approximately 900 buildings and 170 million square feet. Since 2009, Macy's has improved energy performance by 16%. Energy savings have been achieved by implementing lighting retrofits across all facilities, HVAC upgrades at the three largest facilities, and a continuous process of utilizing energy information systems to gain visibility of the energy used in the buildings, identify opportunities, and implement strategies to address those opportunities.

Energy Performance by Facility

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Macy's has achieved an average energy performance improvement of greater than 16% for the facilities in its portfolio. There are 46 facilities that have experienced an increase in Source EUI. These facilities have been targeted to identify possible future energy efficiency improvements.

Identifying Opportunities for Improvement

Facility-level energy performance metrics, including EUI and percent improvement to date, are critical to track progress over time and identify opportunities for additional energy savings. Macys' portfolio consists mostly of facilities with baseline EUIs ranging from 50 to 200 kBtu/sq. ft. The vast majority of facilities have shown energy improvement since 2009. The facilities located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.