More great news from the world of solar and electric cars. IKEA, the world largest home furnishing retailer has announced today 5 more stores in the USA will be adding solar panels to it’s stores. This will help IKEA become a leader in “Green Energy” and increase it’s solar presence to nearly 85% of it’s US stores. In Portland, Oregon installation has begun on solar panels which will go great with it’s already installed 2 electric car charging stations. IKEA has become a leader in “Green Energy” with recycling waste material (paper, wood, plastic,etc.); incorporating environmental measures into the construction of buildings in terms of energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems, recycled construction materials, skylights in warehouse areas, and water conserving restrooms; and operationally, phasing out the sale of incandescent light bulbs and facilitating recycling of customers’ compact fluorescent bulbs. Also, nine western U.S. IKEA stores have recently installed electric vehicle charging stations.
Information for this story was used from IKEA press release dated January 12, 2012
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