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We were provided some exterior and interior shots. The store is clean and modern, not unlike a suburban Macy's or Nordstrom in the US. The store is at Conestoga Mall in suburban Waterloo.
|Looks a bit like a Macy's or Nordstrom. Source: Eric, lulumen.blogspot.com|
(Bonnie Brooks, President/CEO) ... "as well as appealing to the community's environmentally
progressive nature through unique green initiatives like solar panels, wind turbines, energy efficient lighting and even recyclable carpet."Among the store's many green innovations are:
- Special energy efficient lighting inside and out - LED exterior
signage lights, which uses 10 percent of the energy required for
conventional lighting; Fluorescent lighting uses energy efficient T8
and T5 ballast which save energy and reduce cooling loads while
providing same lighting quality within the store.
- High efficiency roof top units use ozone friendly R410A refrigerant.
- Accent lighting uses highly efficient Metal Halide light fixtures.
- Solar panels mounted on the front of the store enabling the store to
draw less power from the local grid.
- Two wind turbines, which will generate enough electricity to offset
the power consumption of an average home.
- White TPO roofing to reflect heat and reduce thermal islanding; the
cooler roof reduces the need for air conditioning and is recyclable at
end of life.
- Waterless urinals and touchless water faucets and toilets for water
- Carpet tile is recyclable.
- Fully automated energy management system controlled by HBC.
|Store's interior. Source: Eric, lulumen.blogspot.com|
|Image: Eric, lulumen.blogspot.com|
That's pretty impressive. With recent changes to Hudson's Bay, we can expect newly renovated store interiors to be similar to those at Hudson's Bay's newly renovated Yorkdale store, as we previously posted.
We will be featuring more inovations from current and future Canadian retailers, including City Target and Walmart. Stay tuned!
Source: Eric (thank you!) and his blog: lulumen.blogspot.com
Hudson's Bay website: www.thebay.com
Conestoga Mall website: www.conestogamall.com
Press Release: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/305757/waterloo-becomes-home-to-canada-s-first-green-bay-store
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