HVAC Breaking News

Nov. 22, 2005: Wal-Mart Opens Second Experimental Energy-Saving Store

November 22, 2005
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
AURORA, Colo. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has launched its second "experimental" store to evaluate energy-saving technologies and environmentally beneficial enhancements. The new store, located here, incorporates evaporative cooling with a low-flow displacement ventilation system. For heating, waste-oil boilers provide hot water for radiant floor heating to help keep pedestrian areas clear of snow, and a solar wall preheats ventilation air, reducing the store's use of natural gas for heating.

The store draws some of its power from a 50-kilowatt wind turbine, 134 kilowatts of solar power, and six 60-kilowatt gas-fired microturbines. The store's energy efficiency features also include daylighting and a variety of energy-efficient electric lighting technologies.

Wal-Mart launched its first experimental store in Texas in July. For the Colorado store, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) nearby National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will provide monitoring, testing, and analysis of the facility for the next three years.

Publication date: 11/21/2005

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.


NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts


NEWS 04-21-14 cover

2014 April 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con