Zero Carbon Superstore Various, UK
Sheppard Robson was appointed by Deloitte to assist in a study to reduce the energy consumption of the Kingfisher Portfolio across all four brands and across four countries. Working with Giffords, the Services engineers and Billings Jackson the lighting designers, we produced a kit of parts which were costed in capital and cost in use terms and which were capable of being deployed across new build and refurbishment schemes. This kit of parts ranged from carefully considered entrance lobbies to snow proof rooflights. These were assembled into three feasibility studies in Spain, Poland and Northern France.
- Kingfisher & Deloitte
Whilst Kingfisher’s property portfolio is expected to grow by 38% by 2020, the majority of it is existing stock across a wide number of countries in differing climates. New build stores also provide an opportunity to apply the latest thinking and technology to future-proof their assets.
We used rigorous analysis to understand how the embodied and operational carbon footprint could be reduced, and where large financial and carbon savings could be made.
By systematically analysing the energy performance of retail buildings in terms of key areas such as lighting, cooling and renewables, we developed a kit of parts that could be applied to both existing and new retail buildings.
Components were identified as suitable for different climates and locations.
Through simple changes, such as improved thermal zoning of stores, integrating an airlock door design and maximising daylight, we were able to demonstrate that significant financial and carbon savings were possible across the Kingfisher portfolio.