14 August 2014 — BRIEF: The National Retailers Association’s Retail Buys the Future energy efficiency web portal has gone live, offering small and medium retail enterprises resources including an online “retail health check” and a retailer-specific greenhouse gas diagnostic tool that will enable businesses to track their energy footprint.

“One of the biggest expenses any retailer will have after wages and product are energy bills, so becoming energy efficient will not only reduce your carbon footprint, but make a massive difference to your business’s profitability as well,” NRA sustainability project manager Daile Kelleher said.

“This new portal could become a game-changer in the small business retail landscape by helping management reduce carbon emissions and improve the business’s bottom line.”