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Home furnishings giant to build its most sustainable store to date


Ikea Canada is building a 328,000-sq. ft. store Halifax, Nova Scotia, that will feature a special focus on energy efficiency and waste management.

The store will take roughly 14-16 months to build once ground has been broken in summer 2016. It will be built to operate as the retailer’s most sustainable store in Canada, and include a rooftop solar photovoltaic installation that provides electricity to the store and a geothermal energy generation system to support heating and cooling needs.

In addition, 100% LED lighting will be used throughout the space. Waste management equipment will be installed to maximize material recycling and diversion from landfill, and a free take-back service will be offered for household batteries and light bulbs to ensure the hazardous materials contained are recycled responsibly.

"Ikea Halifax will be constructed and operated with sustainability in mind, and will also be a destination to find solutions for a more sustainable life at home,” said Stefan Sjöstrand, president, Ikea Canada.

The Halifax store is part of the company’s previously announced expansion plan to double its Canadian store count from 12 to 24 stores in the next 10 years.

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