Our stores are designed with great care and attention to detail, from furnishings to lighting, air conditioning, product packaging, deliveries of goods, up to waste disposal. Each choice is the conscious result of incessant research and analysis to put sustainability and contemporaneity at the centre, combining them in the best possible way.
In all directly managed stores, particular attention has been paid to reducing energy consumption through:
- installation and/or replacement of lighting systems with LED lamps
- establishment of a specific policy for the maintenance, during the summer, of a maximum delta of 7 degrees compared to the outside temperature
- hourly programming of air conditioning during store opening hours
In the Piazza Cordusio store in Milan, the Piazza della Libertà store in Gallarate (VA) and the Via Banchi store in Sopra Siena (SI), a pilot project was launched to monitor energy consumption related to general consumption, indoor and outdoor lighting, motive power and summer and winter air conditioning (HVAC) through sensors installed by OVER, which analysed the data from April 15 to September 19, 2022 to identify areas of improvement. In addition, a special device for monitoring and purifying pollutants has been installed in the same stores to help improve the air quality of the spaces.
The attention paid to store management can be found both in the identification of the elements that make up the new furnishing format, as well as in the adoption of a series of processes that impact on store activities on a daily basis, aimed at reducing consumption, emissions and waste.
Actions taken to reduce waste:
- reuse of furniture in good condition, inserting it into new stores
- reduction of plastic material present in the packaging and rationalising the shipment of goods to the points of sale
Moreover, a careful process has been underway for some time aimed at the correct management of waste through municipal separate collection, stipulating agreements with shopping centres that locally manage this activity and resorting to specialised external companies that adopt ad hoc procedures for specific requests for the disposal of special materials.
The store in the historic centre of Siena, opened in October 2022, is the first eco-sustainable pilot store in which a great deal of attention has been paid both to architectural, as well as to plant engineering aspects and interior design.