CMR Consultants has vast experience of working with the retail sector across the UK.

We have been working with the retail sector for over 20 years providing energy and water audits, metering and billing and legislative compliance. Some of our clients have hundreds of sites in the UK, which from an energy and water management perspective requires a different approach. Because the energy and water consumption at each site is relatively small the store managers have to take more ownership in managing the energy consumption under their control. They also need feedback of whether their efforts have reaped rewards.

To this end, we have supported the roll-out of ‘smart meters’ and produce half-hourly energy profiles for each store, which is regularly sent to the store management team. We generate alarms when parameters such as night consumption is higher than expected and notify the store immediately. Training information is provided to the store management and regularly reinforced to ensure lighting and air conditioning is properly controlled and switched off out of hours.

In terms of the technical infrastructure, we advise on potential roll-out programmes such as lighting upgrades which can be implemented during refurbishments or maintenance visits.

For the larger ‘Group’ functions such as warehousing, head offices and distribution centres, we carry out bespoke energy and water audits and produce recommendations for efficiency improvement projects.

We have supported and continue to support our retail clients through the complex and potentially high risk energy legislation such as CRC and ESOS.

For more information, contact us at, or call on +44 (0)844 225 1166 to speak to one of our senior energy and water consultants.