Initiative to Create Industry-Specific Benchmarks

Retailer input will help NACS lead efforts to create the first Energy Star Score for convenience stores.

November 12, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Operating a convenience store in the most energy-efficient manner possible can help retailers save money and reinvest those savings back into the business.

Whether retailers are already taking steps to achieve energy-saving sustainability goals or just getting started, industry-specific benchmarks can help the industry plan and adjust their energy consumption. To help with this effort, NACS is seeking retailer assistance to develop the first-ever Energy Star Score for Convenience Stores.

With the score, retailers can benchmark their buildings against industry energy consumption and may qualify for an Energy Star certification, which recognizes energy-efficient top performers for saving money without sacrificing performance and communicates to customers which retailers are conscious of their energy use and environmental impact.

NACS is currently fielding the survey until December 22. To request a personal survey link and to learn more about the NACS and Energy Star project, visit

The Energy Star program, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiative, offers guidance on strategic energy management that helps businesses identify cost-effective approaches to energy use in their buildings. Since partnering with Energy Star in 2018, NACS has made resources available for convenience retailers to help improve energy usage in stores at