Asda has opened what it claims is its greenest ever store in Bootle, Liverpool

The supermarket chain claims the store is the most environmentally friendly supermarket in the UK, using 40% less energy and emitting 50% less carbon

Bootle ASDA, Silcock Leedham
Bootle ASDA, Silcock Leedham

As part of the chain’s ongoing target to achieve zero waste to landfill sites by 2010, the store also claims to divert 95% of its operational waste from landfill.

The design team comprised of engineering consultancy Silcock Leedham, Aedas Architects and contractors Bowmer & Kirkland.

The £27m store features a green sedum warehouse roof, dimming sensors to maximise on natural light and uses an open loop ground source heat pump. The store also features a biomass wood chip boiler which provides surplus heat in the winter and CO2 refrigerant in the chiller cabinets, which Asda claims will save 213,000kWh of energy and 92 tonnes of CO2 per year.

A total of thirty-five 450mm diameter Monodraught SunPipe systems were used to introduce natural daylight into a wide area of the first floor mezzanine.