Coles Becomes First Australian Supermarket to Undertake LCA

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.

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