New York -- The first Walmart to be entirely lit with LEDs has opened, in South Euclid, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland. The store will serve as a model for environmentally friendly design for future locations, with 100% LED lighting, electric vehicle charging stations in the parking lot and more.
Other notable features of the store include:
- LED lighting in the parking lot will reduce energy consumption by 50%, plus improve the quality of lighting for late night errands.
- In daytime hours, skylights allow natural light to illuminate customers’ paths, reducing energy to light the sales floor by an average of 25%.
- Re-using the heat from on-site refrigerant equipment can supply up to 60% of in-store hot water needs.
- The use of a white membrane roof that reflects li