Monodraught helps M&S store to reduce its energy consumption
The Marks & Spencer Simply Food store at Galashiels in Scotland is exploiting natural ventilation and natural lighting with the help of Monodraught Suncatchers and SunPipes.
This 850 m2 store is the company’s first green Simply Food store and includes 12 SunPipes and three 800 mm-square Suncatchers among a host of eco features in line with the M&S Plan A initiative. These units are mounted on the roof and provide daylight and natural ventilation to staff areas. SunPipes provide light from dawn to dusk, so daylight sensors are installed to ensure that electric lights come on only when needed.
The store uses 25% less energy than an average Simply Food store and has been a test bed for developing new initiatives that have since been rolled out in other stores.
JRF Services of Glenrothes was responsible for the design, specification and installation of the Suncatchers and SunPipes. The company has been Monodraught’s agent in Scotland for 15 years and has installed over 900 Windcatcher and Suncatcher natural-ventilation systems and approaching 6000 SunPipe systems.