Ecova to Provide Utility Expense and Data Management Services to Shoe Carnival

Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company,has announced that it has been selected by value-priced footwear and accessories retailer, Shoe Carnival, to provide utility expense and data management services.  Ecova will assist Shoe Carnival in monitoring, understanding and reducing energy use at approximately 370 locations nationwide.

Ecova’s utility expense and data management solution will help Shoe Carnival better understand its energy consumption and spending to provide actionable insights across its locations.  Ecova will leverage utility data to help the retailer reduce energy use and build a foundation for driving additional improvements.

“As Shoe Carnival continues to expand across the country and develop in every kind of climate this nation offers, gaining accurate and reliable data is critical for our operational efficiency,” said Tim Baker, executive vice president store operations, Shoe Carnival. “Ecova’s utility expense and data management service will help us better track, monitor, and understand our energy use.”

“Ecova’s integrated services help multi-site companies—like Shoe Carnival—understand their energy use and how to leverage data to drive energy savings and improve performance,” said Jeff Heggedahl, CEO of Ecova. “Working with Shoe Carnival to help them achieve their business efficiency goals is core to Ecova’s strategy for total energy and sustainability management.”

Working with more than 700 commercial public and private sector clients in North America across more than 700,000 sites, Ecova helps clients see more opportunities, save more money and resources, and ultimately sustain more for their company and the environment.

About Ecova:  Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more, save more, and sustain more for its clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations. Ecova is the largest non-regulated subsidiary of Avista Corp (NYSE: AVA and avistacorp.com). For more information, visit the company’s website at ecova.com, on LinkedIn at linkd.in/ecovainc, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.

Source:  Ecova Press Release, August 1, 2013.

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