Coles has become the first supermarket in Australia to use life cycle assessment and has achieved a 4 Star rating from Green Star.
Leona McLaggan from SD Consultants took the eToolLCD software in-house and used eToolLCD to help achieve the LCA credit in Green Star.
Coles has achieved:
- 50% more fresh air compared to minimum standards, through high-performance heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
- 15% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, with highly-efficient chillers and heat reclaimed from refrigeration cases used to supply heating to other parts of the supermarket
- LED lighting installed throughout, reducing energy consumption and internal heating loads
- 70% reduction in water consumption, compared with traditional supermarkets, from a range of water-efficiency measures, including water-efficient fixtures and fittings, and 150,000 litre capacity water tanks
Click here for a full article by the Green Building Council of Australia.