Wal-Mart Canada recently announced the opening of its first environmental demonstration store in Burlington, Ont., which features a first-of-its-kind application of geothermal technology in a large-scale Canadian retail operation and energy-conserving lighting innovations, among many other sustainable features.
This year, Wal-Mart Canada will begin to roll out prototypical stores that are 30 per cent more energy efficient.
The new Burlington supercentre is expected to use an estimated 60 per cent less energy than the company’s typical supercentre store and to reduce carbon emissions by an estimated 141 tonnes. It is also expected to divert an estimated 85 per cent of its waste from landfill through a variety of recycling programs.
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