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George Barker helps Tesco cut energy bill by 48%

Friday December 11 2009

George Barker, UK commercial refrigeration company, which has pioneered Natural Refrigerant systems has helped Tesco create their latest eco-friendly superstore.   The store at Cheetham Hill, Manchester has been built using Tesco's new low carbon blueprint, which will provide a foundation for stores built in the UK going forward.  

George Barker, UK commercial refrigeration company, which has pioneered Natural Refrigerant systems has helped Tesco create their latest eco-friendly superstore.

 

The store at Cheetham Hill, Manchester has been built using Tesco's new low carbon blueprint, which will provide a foundation for stores built in the UK going forward.

 

The new 5,000 sq ft store is part of Tesco's Climate Change Programme and plan for the future to build low carbon stores. Through a combination of energy efficiency measures, the store's carbon footprint is 70% less than an equivalent store built in 2006.

 

These measures will also deliver significant savings for the company with a 48% reduction of the store's energy bill based on 2006 baselines.

 

George Barker, with parent company EPTA, a leading European group and worldwide partner in the commercial refrigeration sector for food retail multiples, have introduced a refrigeration system using one of the world's most natural gases carbon dioxide.

 

Tesco chose EPTA and George Barker for their refrigerating systems, due to their transcritical CO2 technology for which the company is market leader. As a result carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced by 450 tonnes a year (the equivalent of the pollution produced by 150 cars doing an annual average mileage of 12,500.

 

EPTA has also introduced into Tesco's Cheetham Hill store a more rational management of environmental resources by installing doors on most of the chill refrigerated display units, use of special film to the glass of freezers, LED lighting and using recyclable materials for the trolley bumpers.

 

Commenting on the Cheetham Hill store, Lucy Neville-Rolfe, executive director, corporate and legal affairs at Tesco said: "The Cheetham Hill store is an exciting development in Tesco's long term plans to reduce significantly the carbon footprint of its stores by 2020. The new blueprint, which will provide a foundation for future stores being built in the UK, demonstrates our commitment to tackling climate change. It will also considerably reduce store energy costs going forward.

 

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