Retail & Shopping Malls

Shopping malls and retail operations represent a $12 billion dollar industry in the U.S. According to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), there are about 109,500 shopping centers, from large shopping malls to small strip malls, across the United States. These retail centers are thriving and remain the heart of American commerce. In a highly-competitive, post-Internet retail economy, brick-and-mortar retailers must continue to find ways to attract existing and new customers while keeping operating costs low.

Expertise and Experience in Retail

Since 1998, Prism Energy Services has been a leader in cost- and energy-saving solutions for retail space. Prism’s in-house team of experience engineers, auditors, and technical experts possess an intimate knowledge of the typical mechanical and electrical building systems found in commercial and industrial buildings, including shopping malls, big box retail stores, auto dealerships, and other major retail operations. Our team has a practical understanding of specific equipment and system operating characteristics, as well as the optimization of their performance.

Cost-Effective Solutions

Prism has extensive experience and expertise identifying comprehensive energy efficiency solutions for the retail sector, while solving existing equipment and system problems, if they exist. Some of the energy efficiency solutions we routinely identify for the retail sector includes:

  • LED lighting, interior and exterior
  • Simple and advanced lighting controls
  • High-efficiency HVAC equipment
  • Specialized HVAC controls
  • Energy management systems
  • Variable frequency drives (VFDs)
  • Demand controlled ventilation (DCV)
  • Building envelope improvements
  • Vending machine controls
  • Water conservation

Busy shopping centers, many of which are open long hours, typically cannot close for energy efficiency upgrades. Lighting, controls, and mechanical energy efficiency projects, therefore, must be implemented with little to no disruption of building occupants. Prism leverages its extensive experience and expertise in the retail sector to communicate and coordinate closely with facility managers and administrative staff to implement a customized project schedule. We strive to provide a safe, attractive, and comfortable environment throughout the project.

Financial Analysis

Prism Energy Services has extensive experience and expertise identifying and delivering comprehensive energy efficiency solutions. Prism develops and presents its recommendations in a simple and transparent proposal, which includes the following:

  • Executive summary
    • Project cost
    • Utility incentive
    • Energy savings
    • Cost savings
    • Out-of-pocket cost
    • Payback and ROI
    • Tax benefits
  • Detailed written scope and cost breakdown

Our Work

Prism Energy Services has a proven track record of evaluating, designing, and implementing energy efficiency measures for the shopping malls and retail outlets. Over the years, Prism has saved retail operations millions of dollars in energy costs by installing more energy efficient lighting and mechanical equipment. Some of our satisfied customers include:

  • Cambridgeside Galleria
  • Olympia Sports
  • ACE Hardware
  • Aubuchon Hardware
  • Sullivan Tire
  • Harr Motor Company
  • Prime Motor Group
  • Quirk Auto Group
  • Gervais Auto Group
  • Grappone Auto Group
  • Commonwealth Motors