Tesco store opens with lighter carbon footprint

More efficient heating, lighting and refrigeration have helped Tesco reduce the carbon footprint of its newest store. The company aims to halve the footprint of all new stores built.

Tesco opened a 52,000-square-foot store in January with a carbon footprint 70% smaller than a typical store built in 2006. The design of the new supermarket in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, will help Tesco meet its target to cut store emissions by 50% by 2020.

Almost one third of the reduced carbon footprint has been achieved through energy efficiency measures. A key contribution has been made by fitting clear glass doors on all refrigerate

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