WH Smith


WHSmith Business Energy Case Study

With over 600 stores on the high street and over 600 stores at airports, train stations, hospitals and motorway services, WHSmith is one of the UK’s leading retail groups and a household name.

Ignite and WHSmith have shared a successful long-term partnership, which has resulted in material energy savings and better visibility of energy usage across the business. With Ignite’s support, WHSmith are on track to deliver an ambitious target of reducing energy intensity (per unit of floor area) by 40% across stores and distribution centres, and achieved significant annual savings.

Notable achievements to date include

  • Rollout of LED lighting across:
    • High Street stores
    • Travel Stores
    • Distribution Centres
  • Achievement of the Carbon Trust Standard
  • Over £0.5m of savings through bill challenges within the last 3 years

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