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Published on September 14th, 2012 | by Chelsea


Tesco Opens First (almost) Totally LED Store

September 14th, 2012 by  


Tesco, the UK–based supermarket giant, is zeroing in on becoming a zero carbon emitter. This week, Tesco opened one of its Express supermarkets in Loughborough fully outfitted with LED lighting.

The company said it hopes to save 30% on energy costs, compared to similar stores. Tesco Environmental Programme Manager Emmily Sjölander told the UK’s Business Green: “We have recognised that through the use of LED light fittings we can dramatically reduce energy usage, particularly at Express stores due to their smaller size and lower ceiling height.”

All external signs and interior areas of the store are sporting LED lights, with the exception of the bakery oven where the temperatures are too high.

Tesco is trying to become carbon neutral by 2050 and has opened “Zero Carbon” stores in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Powys, Cefn Mawr, and Dublin.

Source: Business Green
Image: JuliusKielaitis via Shutterstock 

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is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.

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