M&S adds green wall, LED lighting, heat reclaim + more to Newcastle store

M&S adds green wall, LED lighting, heat reclaim + more to Newcastle store

A major retail chain is making exceptional efforts to revamp its stores so that they are much more sustainable. It's just unveiled the latest of these, in Newcastle. The chain is Marks & Spencer (M&S) and the policy behind the campaign is called Plan A designed to make the whole corporate effort sustainable right down the supply chains. The new eco-store boasts the following features: A 167 square metre green wall on the side of the building to will help insulate the building and encourage biodiversity. Rainwater harvesting to irrigate the green wall. The rainwater is captured on the roof by the rainwater harvesting system. LED lighting installed into all refrigeration display cases, delivering energy saving and giving better lighting on products and labels. Heat reclaim: a heat pump is reclaiming heat pumped out of the refrigeration system which is then distributed to the...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/10607...

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