The first low-energy store has a low energy consumption thanks to excellent insulation, an optimal ventilation system and a well thought-out orientation.
Colruyt's first low-energy store opened its doors in Wépion near Namen. The store has a low energy consumption thanks to excellent insulation, an optimal ventilation system and a well thought-out orientation. It also has a green roof and an infiltration well that collects rain water and purified waste water. As is the case in thirty other stores, electricity is also generated here as much as possible on location. The store, with a sales surface of 1.500 m2, already complies with the strict European laws that will come into force as from 2020. When building new stores, Colruyt Group implements the environmental-friendly and energy-friendly applications used in Colruyt Wépion where possible.
The Belgian retail federation Comeos awarded Colruyt Wépion with a second place for the Mercurius prize 2012. This year's theme was 'The store of the future'. An independent jury assessed the architectural and aesthetic value, the integration in the surrounding area and the sustainability of retailers.