Scotmid Unveils Energy-Saving Store

Scotmid unveils energy-efficient store after ground-breaking retrofit

Co-operative News, October 15, 2014

Scotmid Co-operative has unveiled its new energy-saving store, following one of the UK’s most innovative sustainability retrofits. Eco council pupils from Craigour Park Primary School joined representatives from Zero Waste Scotland and other dignitaries for the first look at the store in Moredun, Edinburgh, on 3 October.

At the heart of the refit is a building management system which uses real-time data to make efficient use of lighting, heating and refrigeration. Store lighting uses sensors near the windows to automatically adjust to natural light levels outside, switching off when it is sunny and turning on when it is dark.

The lights have been upgraded from fluorescent to LED dimmable fittings, and will switch off when certain areas of the store are not in use. Even the store’s ATM has been fitted with energy-efficient LED lights.

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