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Asda Distribution Centre, Rochdale
As part of Tate Consulting’s long term strategic involvement on energy and sustainability with Asda, Tate Consulting were appointed by Asda to develop a 5 year strategy for reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions across their ambient, chilled and clothing distribution network within the UK.
Parent company Wal-Mart’s global sustainability strategy required Asda to meet stringent environmental performance criteria for reducing fossil fuel usage, carbon emissions, water consumption and waste and improving fuel supply security.
In helping Asda to meet the sustainability strategy, Tate Consulting were engaged to provide the full range of services for a new £41 million distribution facility in Rochdale. The facility included a 530,000 sq.ft chilled distribution centre and 131,000 sq.ft recycling facility.
Tate Consulting provided M&E Building Services, Engineering, Refrigeration, Fire Engineering, Energy & Low Carbon Strategy leading to a BREEAM Assessment.
The solution was asingle skin construction freezer and cold store facility with low energy fluorescent warehouse lighting c/w daylight and occupancy controls to provide the industry leading lowest installed power density/100 lux over the building whole lifecycle. In addition, occupancy controlled LED external lighting to car park areas.
As a result of the work by Tate Consulting, the building achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating an ‘A’ rating energy performance certificate, a 28.5% reduction in annual energy consumption and a 26% reduction in annual CO2 emissions.