Waitrose store powered from local woodchip

A Waitrose store on the Isle of Wight has upped its green credentials by sourcing the majority of its heating, cooling and power from locally-sourced woodchip. The UK chain claims […]

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By Tom Gibson

A Waitrose store on the Isle of Wight has upped its green credentials by sourcing the majority of its heating, cooling and power from locally-sourced woodchip. The UK chain claims the ‘energy centre’ will cut carbon emissions by 750 tonnes every year.

The retailer is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 15% by 2020 based on its 2010 emission levels. Waitrose East Cowes already has a number of green initiatives such as propane-based refrigeration technology and ‘sun pipes’ which let natural light into the store.