By focusing our efforts on energy efficiency between 2014 and 2020 we reduced our global energy footprint (per square metre) by 35% in our own stores and offices.

We have also converted to 100% renewable electricity across our own retail stores, offices and two out of our three main third-party distribution centres, but we are also conscious that we must challenge ourselves to continue to reduce consumption.

BMS

BMS is a centralised, remote, smart control system that optimises use of our energy intensive equipment, such as lighting, air conditioners and door heaters. According to the Energy Saving Trust, LED bulbs use 70% less energy than traditional bulbs – and last, on average, 10 times longer.

Over the next three years we have committed to a million-pound investment into two tried and tested technologies: LED lighting and Building Management Systems (BMS)

Since 2014 we’ve installed BMS in 55% and LED in 45% of our own retail estate, reducing our electricity use by 35% – equivalent to 13 million kWh – also saving 3,900 tonnes of CO2e each year.

We will now maximise this with installations across 100% of our sites and main distribution warehouses, fully optimising energy and reducing electricity consumption by a further 25% from where we are today.

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