Future Group wanted to reduce carbon footprint and its energy consumption, which is expected to grow with store expansion.
Future Group engaged IBM Services to monitor real-time electricity consumption and facilitate centralized energy management and automated alert systems by leveraging IOT, Big Data and Analytics.
10% reductionin annual energy cost
Asset maintenanceimproves with reduced equipment failures
Business challenge story
Reducing carbon footprint and energy consumption
With a strong retail presence, Future Group spends significant amount annually in store energy cost, which is expected to grow with store expansion. Led by company’s sustainability program to reduce carbon footprint and a need to reduce its energy consumption by 10%, Future Group wanted an IoT & AI based solution that would integrate heterogeneous infrastructure consisting of legacy stores and new store to have a holistic view of its energy consumption.
Building a Green Store platform
IBM Services proposed a "Green Store" platform built on IBM TRIRIGA Building Insights solution to monitor real-time electricity consumption and facilitate centralized energy management and automated alert systems by leveraging IOT, Big Data and Analytics. The flexible and scalable SaaS based solution adapts to new consumption, weather and occupancy patterns to provide insights into key data points on Energy Usage and Wastage – offering predictions to future conditions leading to optimization of energy consumption and reduction in energy cost.
Optimization of energy consumption and reduction in energy cost
The proposed "Green Store" platform will lead to a reduction in carbon footprint and annual energy cost by 10% while improving asset maintenance with reduced equipment failures. The centralized energy management will also drive better customer experience.
About Future Group
Future Group, India’s largest retailer with notable presence in FMCG and integrated food industry, owns popular supermarket chains like Big Bazaar and lifestyle stores like Central and Brand Factory. The group has 1,500+ stores, which include a combination of small and large outlets, spread in more than 350 cities across the country.
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