02 Mar '12, 2am

UK: #Waitrose announces that its latest store will be its 1st run entirely on clean energy via @BusinessGreen

Waitrose has beefed up its green credentials with the announcement that its latest store will be its first to run entirely using renewable energy. The John Lewis Partnership-owned firm will today confirm its new Stratford branch, overlooking the London Olympic Park, has become the first retail building in the UK to secure an 'outstanding' rating under the popular BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) standard scheme. FURTHER READING Businesses need to wake up to 'unsexy' side of energy saving London council estates get solar revamp The store is the first Waitrose branch to run completely on renewable energy generated from a combined cooling, heat and power plant at the Westfield shopping centre in which it is located. It also uses water-cooled, propane-based fridges to cut energy demand by up to a quarter, while unusable food waste is sent to an anaerobic digestion ...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2156512/waitrose-oly...

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