When you’re the largest supermarket chain in the UK, you have to set an example of being environmentally responsible.
Tesco has already established ‘energy efficient stores’ in the UK like the one pictured below..
Now imagine that made out of Wood, Wool and Straw…
That seems to be Tesco’s next step in Slovakia.
Here’s an extract from the company’s website:
“Plans are underway to build an eco store from sheep wool, wood and pressed straw in the small town of Rajec in the mountainous region of Northern Slovakia.
The new Tesco store will be the only one of its kind in Central Europe. The unique construction is attracting lots of attention and the citizens of Rajec are proud to host this unusual supermarket.
Mirek Friml is our Director of Construction at Tesco Slovakia. He says, “We are using natural materials like wood, wool and straw, to reduce our impact on the environment. We have started to construct low-energy stores in Slovakia but we would like to go further and create something new. All construction materials will be sourced locally.”
As well as being better for the environment, the store will also be less costly to run, so it is good for business, too.”
It’s a different step for Tesco, but probably in line with traditional building methods of the area.
Is it just a house made out of straw? Well, if it means less transportation of materials and lower energy usage it will be a great case study to show that being eco-friendly doesn’t have to come at a cost.