Carphone Warehouse is the largest independent telecommunications retailer in Europe. It currently operates in around 2,400 stores across Europe, principally under the Carphone Warehouse and Phone House brands, together with a well-developed online proposition. As part of the CRC scheme, Carphone Warehouse energy consumption was a priority to the company.
Their E2Save offices in Loughborough have been the on-site test facility for air conditioning passive controls SavaWatt. These passive electronic controls electronically reduce the electricity flow to the compressor thus supplying the minimum amount of electricity needed as opposed to the actual amount demanded by the systems. Changes to air conditioning fittings will be rolled out across the retail and non-retail portfolio over time and will be the initial main sources of carbon savings.