Energy-efficient door system from Entrance Systems

The ICA Group has set a target to reduce its carbon emissions by 30 percent between 2006 and 2020. ICA has made a strategic investment in a pilot project, the ICA store at Sannegården in Gothenburg, Sweden, using energy reducing technology.

Part of the solution is that ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems has supplied two energy-efficient Besam RD3L revolving doors to ICA. This is a high-capacity door opening solution, which is 20 percent more energy-efficient than any other current automatic door system, due to enhanced insulation and the use of low-energy bulbs. The door design ensures separation between internal and external environments.

In this pilot project, ICA has managed to reduce energy consumption by around 35 percent, compared to a five-year- old ICA store. Besam’s revolving doors are responsible for about a third of this energy reduction. The reduction is equivalent to the annual energy consumption of two medium-sized Swedish households. In addition, the indoor environment has improved, due to a more even indoor climate and a reduction in noise and exhaust fumes from the exterior. The pilot project was successful and ICA estimates that it could reduce its carbon emissions by 30 percent. ICA intends to apply these energy-reducing principles in the construction of new ICA stores.