Retail giant Tesco is cutting carbon footprint and energy costs by engaging its staff with energy display screens. Tesco will install touch screen energy boards in 500 locations across the UK, following a test programme in nine stores. The staff areas of each store will have energy boards displaying which sections, such as the bakery, petrol station, lighting or heating, are consuming the most energy.
This is the first time energy display screens have been used in a supermarket to cut carbon emissions, and Tesco has won an international award on the back of it. The energy display screens work by showing the parts of the store that are using the most energy on the monitor boards. By letting staff know which areas are using the most power, they can adapt so that the area does not consume as much power.