IKEA’s Winnipeg Store to Be Highly Energy Efficient

IKEA’s future Winnipeg store located at the corner of Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kenaston Boulevard as shown on September 10, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

IKEA’s Winnipeg store will be 40 percent more energy efficient than the chain’s other stores built in the last decade when it opens on November 28.

IKEA announced Friday its commitment to building an environmentally-friendly building with geothermal installation, a flow control roof drainage system, a highly reflective rooftop and 50 store skylights.

“IKEA recognizes the importance of our business having a positive impact on people and the environment,” said local store manager Stephen Bobko. “As an extension of our on-going commitment to responsible business practices, IKEA Winnipeg is implementing policies and adopting features that ensure the efficiency and sustainability of our new building.”

Customers will notice six dedicated hybrid and carpool parking spots in front of the store, as well as in-store consumer take-back recycling for bulbs and batteries.

IKEA has installed bike racks and showers for co-workers to encourage commuting.

The store’s insulation has also been optimized for the Winnipeg climate.

Watch a video tour of the inside of IKEA Winnipeg from September:

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