Shoe Carnival, Five Below select Ecova for utility expense, data management services

Spokane, Wash. -- Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company, has been selected by specialty retailers Shoe Carnival and Five Below to provide utility expense and data management services. Ecova will assist the chains in monitoring, understanding and reducing energy across their portfolios.

Ecova’s utility expense and date management solution will help Shoe Carnival better understand its energy consumption and spending to provide actionable insights across its 370 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 VP store operations, Shoe Carnival. “Ecova’s utility expense and data management service will help us better track, monitor, and understand our energy use.”

Five Below has implemented Ecova’s utility expense and data management solution with a focus on cost and energy savings. Ecova will leverage its “Big Data Warehouse,” which contains over 2.5 billion points of energy data from more than 700,000 facilities, to help the retailer gain a better understanding of its energy consumption and spending to improve performance across its 250 stores.