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The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association features PhoenixET in 5th Edition of Best Practices Book for Retail FM

Monday June 2, 2014
By: Phoenix Energy Technologies

Irvine, California, June 02, 2014- Phoenix Energy Technologies, a leading provider of Enterprise Energy Management (EEM) software and services was featured in The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association’s, (PRSM), 2014 Best Practices Book of retail facilities management case studies. PhoenixET contributed to the compilation providing a best practice titled, “Why Retailers are Implementing Enterprise Energy Management Strategies Now.”  

 “Retailers are looking for a new way to manage their Energy and Facility Maintenance Departments. The cost of new hardware and the expense of implementation of new EEM solutions have historically been major deterrents. However, with the development of solutions that do not require new hardware, EEM is becoming a much more viable and cost-effective solution for retailers,” said Lisa Varga, CEO of Phoenix Energy Technologies.

The annual compilation of Best Practices informs the industry on how to improve the bottom line at retail stores, by strategically driving efficiencies through effective retail facilities maintenance.

This year’s compilation includes content from more than 50 suppliers and retailers, including, adidas America, Army Air Force Exchange Service, Barnes & Noble, Chuck E. Cheese, Car Toys, Inc., Gap, Inc., Dollar Tree, Inc., Sears Holding Co., Staples, Inc. Canada and Verizon Wireless reflecting restaurant, specialty, apparel and department stores, from big to small-box format.

Noted in this year’s edition, issued to attendees of PRSM2014 National Conference, in Orlando, Florida, is the increased need to develop repeatable practices to standardize workflow and enhance relationships at the supplier partner level. Efforts to document and refine processes are evident in case studies that focus on lighting and HVAC retrofits, floor care maintenance and asset management and disaster response planning.

“This installment of the Best Practices Book acknowledges that our members are working harder to understand their business and streamline operations. Many of the reports in this year’s Book stem from some level of data mining and analysis, demonstrating our Members’ deep understanding of how facilities maintenance impacts the bottom line at each store and strong desire to favorably impact those costs,” said Patricia Dameron, Executive Director, PRSM Association. “This publication is a much-anticipated, peer-to-peer reference guide to help industry professionals drive efficiencies and lower costs.”PRSM Association’s 2014 Best Practices Book is available in limited print edition and online for members.

PRSM Association’s Resources Center provides management tools for the Retail FM and the vendor supplier community. Resources include quarterly white paper releases; the annual Best Practices Book, representing a wide spectrum of FM industry trades; and the Retail Facilities Benchmarking program, along with other research-based Trends Reports, Buyer’s Guide resources (print and online), and online Toolkits that feature learning, combined with practical guides to problem solving. Resources also include the bi-monthly magazine, Professional Retail Store Maintenance (print and electronic), and PRSM Weekly (an electronic, news-focused newsletter).



About the Professional Retail Store Maintenance® Association (PRSM)

PRSM Association, the authority on Retail and Multi-site Facilities Management, is the leading membership organization for retail facilities and vendor professionals. PRSM empowers the Retail Industry facilities management with best practices, benchmarking, education, discussion forums, and trusted partnerships. Chartered in 1995, and with more than 900 member companies, the PRSM community values are founded on a spirit of innovation, resourcefulness, the quest for knowledge and ethical business relationships. Members depend on PRSM to help them achieve greater success and a competitive advantage through quality programs and resources.