National accounts—big chains and franchises—are different from other businesses, and that includes their approach to energy-efficiency. Their footprint is large, and often their decision to install efficient equipment impacts hundreds, if not thousands, of stores across the region and the country. They often leverage their purchasing power to negotiate pricing directly with manufacturers and sometimes even work with manufacturers to create new efficient products. In this session, our panelists will discuss how utility programs fit into this world of national accounts. Our speakers will share their stories from the field and ideas for how utilities and national accounts can shape the future of energy-efficiency in the Northwest.
Moderator: Kate Bushman, Cadeo.
Panelists: Justin Anderson, Puget Sound Energy | Shay Reed, Costco | Linda Sandahl, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Brad Simcox, Current by GE