Lidl opens in Bucharest’s Aviatiei neighborhood its greenest supermarket yet

Newsroom 23/11/2016 | 16:26

Lidl Romania is set to open on November 24 its first supermarket located in the Aviatiei neighbourhood, the northern area of Bucharest. Built by Skanska Romania, the supermarket was developed according to state-of-the-art green solutions.

The 1,400 sq. meters building, the retailer’s 25th in the capital, features modern green technologies aligned to the highest sustainability and energy efficiency standards. The building uses recycled and recyclable materials, such as crushed concrete and features photovoltaic panels that produce up to 100 percent of the energy needed to run. The supermarket receives natural light as well as light from a LED lighting system run by an energy-efficient lighting control system that incorporates presence sensors.The building is awaiting its BREEAM classification.

We are constantly seeking to optimize the store format and implement technologies in line with our approach towards sustainability, a trend we also encourage our clients to adopt. For instance, this unit is equipped with five charging stations for electric cars, one of which is for fast charging, as well as a covered bike parking area. We encourage the use of vehicles with low CO2 emissions and environment protection,” Sergiu fala, Lidl National Director of Expansion and Central Services said.

We thought this project was an innovative and complex one, where we had the opportunity to use some of te most advanced solutions in the field. We are glad that we had the opportunity to collaborate with Lidl Romania, with whom we share the same vision to build sustainably and in safe conditions,” said Richard Burleigh, President of Skanska Construction Romania and Hungary. 

The supermarket employs 30 staff and features several facilities to be used by employees, such as lockers, a relaxation area, a canteen and showers.

Last week Lidl Romania opened in Lugoj its most sustainable logistics centre.  

Georgeta Gheorghe

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