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Total Macy’s, Inc. Solar Electricity Production on 01/19/2018

SOLAR PRODUCTION97.0MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
1,494 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 79.5 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
1,225 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO $10,728 DOLLARS SAVED
$165,242 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 176,535 MILES NOT DRIVEN
2,719,174 YTD

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11/18/2014

Bloomingdale’s Palo Alto: “Like No Other (Sustainable) Store in the World”

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Is it possible to have a luxury shopping experience in a sustainable store? Bloomingdale’s thinks so! Bloomingdale’s in Palo Alto, CA, utilized several strategic and innovative sustainable practices in its construction without diminishing the experience of shopping at a luxury store, giving true meaning to the phrase “like no other store in the world.”

Most of the flooring is polished concrete, some even made to look like the Bloomingdale’s signature black and white checkered tiles. This provides a nice aesthetic while cutting down on excess flooring materials such as tile, carpet and wood. Polished concrete is a sustainable, cost-effective and durable material that uses fewer raw materials in its production. This flooring also saves capital dollars by using less unsustainable material, making it a true win-win scenario.

Like most of Bloomingdale’s new or renovated buildings, a significant amount of LED lighting was used. LED light fixtures are much more energy efficient than fluorescent light fixtures. On this project, Bloomingdale’s used LED strip lights and track lights, reducing the energy consumption for lighting by nearly half.

Energy efficient HVAC units were installed in an open ceiling concept to allow the project to use minimal ductwork, saving resources. The roof is also a white PVC roof, reflecting the strong California sun and allowing the store to stay naturally cool. Additionally, this white roof reduces the dreaded urban heat island effect.

These energy efficient measures, along with others, will save more than 500,000 kWh per year. How does this translate? Enough energy to power 41 homes for a year!

Even the carpet, woodwork and furniture used on this project were made from recycled content. And our construction team recycled waste debris generated on-site, including drywall, metal and paper, keeping those items out of the landfill.

Bloomingdale’s works hard to incorporate a wide array of green initiatives into its buildings. This project especially captured elements of the traditional Bloomingdale’s luxury style with a unique eco-friendly design, proving that sustainable building concepts can fit within the distinct Bloomingdale’s brand image. We can’t wait to see what’s next for our “store like no other.”