A new dawn for supermarkets


Food stores are thought to consume more energy than other parts of the retail operation due to services such as cooling, heating and lighting.

Because improving energy efficiency is therefore a priority, Sainsbury’s new flagship green store in Dartmouth in sunny Devon has become the first UK supermarket to fit Monodraught 750 mm Diamond dome SunPipes in its main shop floor area. The eighty-five SunPipes help Sainsbury slash 50% off energy taken from the national grid; and 40% off CO2 emissions.

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