Norwegian Spar Outlet Cuts CO2 Emissions By Almost 60%
Spar Snarøya, located in Oslo’s Bærum suburb has cut down its CO2 emissions by almost 60%, the retailer has said in a press release.
Launched on 24 August 2018, the outlet is Spar Norway’s first eco-friendly store.
The chief executive of Spar Norway, Ole Christian Fjeldheim, said, “This store is an important environmental project for Spar and a contribution to Norgesgruppen’s – the parent company of Spar Norway – ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
The supermarket, which boasts a sales area of 800 square metres, has incorporated several environmentally-friendly measures to reduce its energy consumption and carbon footprint.
The store’s roof has been covered with grass to absorb CO2, and the facade has been fitted with solar panels covering an area of 75 square-meters. The solar panels generate 7000 kilowatt hours of electricity every year.
The parking spaces were developed using low carbon asphalt, and are equipped with charging stations for electric cars and bicycles.
Excess heat generated by the refrigerators and freezers is used in the store’s heating system.
These measures have resulted in cutting down CO2 emissions significantly.
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