JCPenney sets goal to reduce energy consumption

PLANO, Texas JCPenney announced that it plans to facility energy consumption by 20% per gross square foot by 2015 through increasing energy efficiency improvements and driving a company culture which advocates and practices conservation.

In addition, JCPenney said it is aspiring over time to obtain 25% of its total operating power from renewable sources. JCPenney currently hosts rooftop solar power systems on nine California and New Jersey stores with at least three more locations being planned for this year. In addition, JCPenney hosts 12 Architectural Wind(TM) turbines at its Manchester, Conn. logistics center as part of a joint project with AeroVironment.