The case study attached is focused on the implementation of the Closed-Door Store Policy for the retailer H&M. As a fast-fashion retailer with sustainability goals, one major area of potential improvement revolved around energy savings at brick and mortar stores. In this case study, published by the Retail Industry Leaders Association, we see that retailers have an option to save money and take a step in a sustainable direction.
This piece itself, I found unique because it is a strong example of how small steps can make a big difference and how retailers have a significant impact on consumerism. This case study is useful for understanding how commercial energy use may be taken for granted and shifts energy demand, but also for projects concerning meta services and industry applications.
Retail Industry Leaders Association. (2018). H&M - Closing Doors to Open Savings (pp. 1-5, Publication). Arlington, Virginia: RILA Retail Energy Management Program.
Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), "H&M - Closing Doors to Open Savings", contributed by Sumita Gangwani, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 24 April 2020, accessed 10 December 2023. https://energyrights.info/content/hm-closing-doors-open-savings