Lidl’s distribution center is at the forefront of sustainable construction. The gas-free building uses a thermal energy storage system, which derives heat directly from the soil. It also utilizes environmentally friendly refrigerants to cool and freeze products. In addition, triple glazing and insulation minimize heat loss, making the building highly energy-efficient.
To complete the setup, cutting-edge sustainable lighting was needed. The distribution centre was equipped with Philips Maxos LED Industry, which creates a bright and welcoming atmosphere. In addition, the building was fitted with control systems that use presence detectors to turn lights off when rooms are empty. There is also a daylight-based dimming system that adjusts the lamps according to the amount of natural light entering the building.
The power-efficient lights and smart control systems lead to an energy saving of 45% a year in comparison with traditional fluorescent strips. The new lighting has helped create the most sustainable distribution center in the Netherlands.
Thanks in part to the energy-efficient lighting, the Lidl distribution center was awarded a 4-star BREEAM-NL certificate for sustainability. It is the first building of its kind to earn these impressive credentials.