The new IKEA store, located in Dartmouth Crossing, will be opening on September 27, 2017. The 330,000 square foot store will include a large Showroom and Market Hall, a full restaurant, and a children’s play facility.
IKEA Halifax has been constructed to be the most sustainable IKEA store in Canada, with a particular focus on energy efficiency and waste avoidance.
Christine Krochak, Communications Specialist for IKEA, says that “IKEA’s commitment to sustainability is a natural extension of our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people. Our objective is to be a positive influence on people and the planet, and it’s at the heart of everything that we do”.
This store will be LEED certified gold and is in keeping with sustainability goals that IKEA is striving for globally. The new store will feature:
- Geothermal heating and cooling
- Rooftop solar photovoltaic system to generate electricity that we will consume on site to minimize demand from the grid
- Highly reflective roof to reduce solar heating in summer (Energy Star rated)
- Solar Wall
- 100% LED Lighting and increased natural lighting
- Natural Gas
- 10 alternative fuel vehicle premium parking spots
- 4 electric vehicle charging stations
- Waste sorting and recycling (cardboard, paper, wood, metal, plastics, glass and ceramics, organics and textile
- Customer battery and CFL lightbulb recycling
- Water conserving plumbing fixtures
- Storm water treatment
- ORCA food digester that aerobically processes ~25 pounds of food waste per hour and diverting this volume from the compost stream
Ms. Krochak added that, “in addition to our building, IKEA is committed to sustainability and it is deeply engrained in all that we do – from the coffee in the restaurant, to our flat packaging for shipping, to our use of more sustainable cotton and wood. We aim to inspire and enable millions of Canadians to live a more sustainable life at home and we offer many products that help them achieve it.”
IKEA’s vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people, and they are determined to have a positive impact on people and the planet.
For more information, please visit www.ikea.ca