Carter win award for zero-carbon Tesco store in Thailand

Retail Equipment Ltd are proud winners of ‘International Achievement of the Year’ at the 2012 RAC Cooling Industry Awards for our Water-Cooled Hydrocarbon Refrigeration Solution with Tesco who opened their zero-carbon store in Thailand with Carter display cabinets.

Tesco recently opened its first Carbon Zero store in Bang Pra,Thailand with display cases manufactured in Birmingham. This is the first of the next generation store that is part of Tesco’s long-term goal to be a zero-carbon business by 2050.

What is a zero-carbon store?

A zero-carbon store will put back into the National Grid as much energy as it uses (or even more!) over the course of a year. It is designed to use as little energy as possible, but to cater for what it does need, we convert renewable fuel into energy on-site – and any surplus then goes back to the National Grid.

Designed with the environment in mind

The stores also incorporate a number of eco friendly design features and technologies, including:

  • Sustainably sourced timber frame
  • Roof lights and sun pipes that allow natural daylight into the sales floor and staff areas
  • Energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems
  • Rainwater collection to flush the toilets and run the carwash
  • A Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant to generate electricity using renewable fuel
  • No harmful refrigerants in the refrigerators, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • LED-lit car parks
  • Solar-powered streetlights
  • Energy-efficient equipment, such as low-energy bakery ovens

Carter Hydro-Carbon cases were manufactured in Birmingham and shipped to the store via container ship. Carter engineers were available in to oversee the installation and help train the local engineers how to service and commission the cases.