IES and Lateral Tech help John Lewis create its most sustainable store
Lateral Technologies uses IES technology to meet John Lewis’ sustainability goals
29th April 2014
29 April, 2014 – John Lewis has recently opened what it claims to be its most sustainable store ever, in Vangarde shopping Park, York. At the heart of the stores sustainability features lie sustainable building experts, Lateral Technologies and building performance analysis experts, IES. Using IES performance modelling technology, Lateral Technologies were able to implement many energy saving measures which will achieve a 35-40% carbon reduction than similar stores in the John Lewis group. The store also achieved a BREEAM Outstanding rating.
Speaking about John Lewis’ sustainability targets, Paul Paterson, sustainability design manager at Lateral Technologies explains, “Although the government has ambitious carbon reduction targets in place, John Lewis wants to go beyond this to reduce absolute carbon emissions by 15% across all its stores by 2020.”
He adds, “Because the retailer is growing and adding new shops, achieving this target means the carbon emissions for new shops must be 30% less than similar existing shops. So when we were asked to help develop John Lewis York, a new £15m department store in Vangarde Shopping Park, we knew incorporating outstanding sustainability features from the outset would be a key priority.”
Energy saving measures taken include a 450kw chiller which requires 25% less energy than those in other stores, Photo Voltaics (PV) roof panels to generate 4% of the store’s electrical energy from a renewable source, building air permeability of less than 3 m3/(h.m2) and full LED lighting, requiring 40% less energy.
To ensure the store performs as expected, Lateral Technologies will continue to monitor it using IES’ energy management tool, IES-SCAN.
“Far from considering our job done, we’re now using IES-SCAN, a new powerful IES tool, to import the actual building data back into the model, so we can continuously analyse the occupied building to quickly identify any performance gaps to deliver a soft landing.”, says Paul Paterson, Lateral Technologies. “The level of detail provided by the model is incredible, enabling us to analyse how everything from the HVAC to the escalators to the catering equipment is performing.”
To read the full case study visit http://www.iesve.com/software/showcase/3880/Lateral+Technologies%3A+John+Lewis
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About Lateral Technologies
Lateral Technologies & Solutions Ltd was founded by Iain Gibb and Brian Paterson. They employ 19 specialist staff, and have a range of clients across sectors including retail, leisure and local government.
It is now established as a leader in the expert provision of innovative, imaginative and practical solutions to all types of industrial, commercial and domestic developments in the Building Services sector – in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
The company delivers quality and commercial awareness throughout the process, from design through to successful project conclusion, ensuring delivery is on time and within budget.
Lateral Technologies’ ability to build strong working relationships with design teams allows the design/construction to flow uninterrupted, leading to a successful commissioning and the realisation of the design.
The company is constantly striving to stay at the forefront of technology and has recently invested in Autodesk REVIT MEP and is BIM ready.
Lateral Technologies Press Contacts:
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