Investing in our buildings
John Lewis Birmingham, which opened in September 2015, is designed to be our most energy-efficient full-line department store. It utilises best-in-class Phillips CrispWhite LED lighting, heating from a local energy-efficient heat pump system and air de-stratification fans throughout to utilise waste heat. It also uses a close-controlled water-cooler and HFC air conditioning. It has air displacement ventilation – a requirement for all of our new John Lewis buildings. In addition, a Combined Cooling, Heating and Power (CCHP) connection provides temperature control and power from the same energy source.
We will use best practice set out in our Responsible Development Framework to ensure new shops reflect the same high standards as our Birmingham branch. For existing shops and offices, we have identified cost-effective energy-saving measures by carrying out audits of our buildings as part of the new Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme.
We were delighted to be commended at the Lux Awards 2015 for the LED lighting scheme in John Lewis Oxford Street’s refurbishment.