Tegut supermarket is “green” winner

A Tegut store employing CO2 refrigeration, cabinet doors and LED lighting is the first supermarket to be recognised with an environmental Blue Angel award.

Established in 1978, the Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel) is the oldest ecolabel in the world. This German certification for products and services that have environmentally friendly aspects covers around 10,000 products in some 80 product categories.

The Tegut supermarket in Marburg-Cappel received the award yesterday from the German government’s secretary of state for the environment, nature conservation, building and nuclear safety Gunther Adler.

The trading company had a number of criteria to meet in order to qualify for the Blue Angel. This included doors and covers to refrigerated cabinets, photovoltaic on the roof, the use of natural refrigerants, heating of the building with the waste heat from the refrigeration system, LED lighting and bicycle parking spaces …

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