ALDI: Building aims to make a 'statement'

PUBLISHED: 14:19 15 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:04 15 June 2010

ARCHITECT Gavin Summerell said Aldi is keen to make a statement on this key corner site".

ARCHITECT Gavin Summerell said Aldi is keen to "make a statement on this key corner site".He explained how Aldi was keen to tackle the issue of sustainability, saying any new development would be required to cut Co2 emissions by 10 per cent above the statutory building regulations requirement,Mr Summerell said electricity would be the greatest energy user on the site, accounting for 80 per cent of the overall load.Some heat reclamation from appliances could reduce the store's carbon footprint, but Aldi intended to use natural light to cut down even further. 'Daylight dimming' would be used - so daylight is doing most of the work, councillors heard.Packaging waste from Aldi would be recycled, taken away by the same vehicle that initially delivered it, Mr Summerell explained.He said the use of a brown field site showed Aldi is responding to modern thinking."We do see this as a gateway site into Honiton," he told councillors.

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