Working alongside GAIA (GAIA Active Limited), Debenhams is launching a UK wide energy efficiency training programme for Store Colleagues.  Over the coming months all 170 stores will be trained in energy management techniques, be given a qualification endorsed by the Energy Managers Association and join an online community to share best practice.

Store Colleagues will be trained using a customised Web App platform that trains colleagues on energy management techniques alongside recording their individual commitments to the project.

Andrew Houckham, Debenhams Energy Manager said of the project “Debenhams has already made fantastic progress in reducing usage with lighting and heating investments, but we realise further opportunities exist though partnering with our colleagues. The foundations of energy efficiency start with people and if were all involved and engaged we can reduce energy waste today and secure investment paybacks for tomorrow.”