Eroski will open a supermarket in Vitoria-Gasteiz on November 30th, which represents its move towards a sustainable energy model, as 100% of the energy it consumes is renewable. This establishment, in which 12.5 million euros have been invested and 74 jobs have been created, is the largest that the group has opened in the last 14 years, with a sales area of 2,080 square meters.
The new Lakua-Arriaga supermarket has achieved a 50% reduction in energy consumption compared to a standard store; 100% of the energy it uses is renewable. In addition, the new facilities will recover more than 80% of the waste generated. It also promotes and facilitates the circular management of waste in its environment, incorporating specific containers for small electronic devices, light bulbs, batteries, and coffee capsules.
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Eroski is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
The store that opened on November 29th and opened to the public on November 30th represents the culmination of a path that Eroski began in 2012 with the opening of its Zero CO2 Emissions store in Oñati (Gipuzkoa), continued with the Ali Gobeo self-sufficient store project in Vitoria-Gasteiz in 2016, and which until now culminated the energy sustainable store in Zizur (Navarra), opened in 2020.
“It represents the culmination of the practices implemented so far and the starting point for a new model of environmental sustainability. This new model will be extended to the new openings that we carry out, to the extent that the physical conditions of each establishment allow it,” explained Eroski’s Development Director, Javier España.
It is also in line with Eroski’s sustainability roadmap, which is marked by its 10 Commitments to Health and Sustainability and its commitment to achieving zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The store building is environmentally sustainable and has been designed and built in accordance with the demanding parameters established by the LEED Gold certifications. In addition, one of the main new features of this project relates to energy efficiency, having opted for the use of natural refrigerants. In addition, the refrigeration furniture incorporates the latest advances in R & D, thus reducing the energy effort and improving the feeling of comfort in the stores. Its LED lighting system is intelligent and self-regulating, an important step forward in reducing the environmental footprint.
Eroski’s road to energy transition
The store represents a milestone on the road to energy transition. On the one hand, the center generates energy for its own consumption through photovoltaic solar panels. On the other hand, all the energy consumed is 100% from renewable sources.
The development of the store has benefited from the technical collaboration of the Basque Energy Agency (EVE). Its general manager, Iñigo Ansola, stressed that “this project responds to a need of our society, that of being more efficient and contributing to a more sustainable energy reality where we increasingly use renewable energies”.
Likewise, the Lakua-Arriaga supermarket incorporates systems that promote sustainable mobility. To this end, the parking lot has 12 recharging points for electric vehicles, 3 of them for people with reduced mobility and a specific parking lot for bicycles.
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