Did You Know: Big Yellow is Green
…that Big Yellow has reduced its electricity consumption by over 1 million kWh and its carbon dioxide emissions by 7.4% this year? Big Yellow stores have two types of carbon emission; first, the electricity used for lighting, lifts, heating, cooling and ventilation, which causes ‘indirect’ emissions and second, stores with flexi-offices have additional gas heated areas which cause ‘direct’ emissions. The total store electricity consumption and carbon dioxide emissions per square metre of occupied storage space has decreased by approximately 3.5% for the year ending March 2009. This reduction was due to the company’s new store development program of higher standards of insulation, air tightness, energy efficiency and renewable energy generation as well, as the installation of motion sensor lighting and other energy efficiency lighting.
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