Lowering carbon footprint in Finland´s biggest hardware store
A major Finnish retail chain, Kesko, opened their new K-rauta flagship store for building and home improvement in Turku, March 2013. The total floor area of the store is over 16.000 m2, out of which appr. 10.000 m2 is for the warm store space. In the yard there are parking spaces for over 200 cars. The store offers wide range of products, solutions and services for builders, renovators, interior decorators both for home and garden, for professionals and DIY customers.
The design and construction of the new store was done with strong focus on energy efficiency and lowering the carbon footprint of the building and the store operations going forward. To support this goal, all lights in the new store are LED lights which help to reduce the heat load and energy consumption. Easy LED was selected to provide all the lighting solutions both for the interior and for the outdoors. Initial investment for the LED lighting fixtures is estimated to be double the cost of traditional lighting fixtures but in the long run the energy efficient LED lighting will consume about 60% less energy than the traditional solutions. Expected payback time will be short and after that it´s pure savings!
In the new retail premises all store, warehouse and outdoor spaces are now lit with Easy LED´s PRO-series luminaires. Beautifully designed Silence and AK-series luminaires were installed to the office spaces. AK 600x600 luminaires were also used in the cafeteria counter area.
|PRO 500 Oslon 120, 105 W||680||Store, warehouses and outdoors|
|Silence KK, 1500-1, 52 W||115||Office spaces|
|AK 600x600, 82 W||7||Office spaces and cafeteria counter|