Our policy objective is to reduce energy usage year on year.
Dunelm manages energy usage and energy reduction initiatives on a site-by-site basis. ‘Smart’ meters are fitted to electricity and gas supplies and energy consumption is measured frequently with analytics tools available to help identify issues and opportunities to reduce usage. Building Management Systems (“BMS”), designed to optimise energy use, are fitted as standard across our estate.
Energy consumption is monitored by our Energy Manager in conjunction with a specialist energy partner. We target underperforming sites alongside the implementation of various energy reduction initiatives to maximise energy efficiency, while maintaining a comfortable trading environment for our customers and colleagues.
We have prioritised a programme to invest in full LED lighting at all sites. All new stores are 100% LED and in total we have retro-fitted 94 stores to this more efficient equipment. 164 sites (89% of the estate) now have LED lighting fitted.