The store is constructed of Glulam beams that are light and flexible, but use one fifth less energy to make than is needed to produce a steel beam. All wood used in the building is Forestry Stewardship Council approved. The roof insulation is made from 100% recycled bottles, the roof is 100% recycled aluminium and the internal walls are made from 100% recycled board. 55,000 tons of soil were recycled when the site was prepared. Bird boxes are built into the walls, and the car park is screened by a green wall providing habitats for wildlife. Landscaping around the store is designed to support and develop habitats for local wildlife. 228 new trees were planted and external walls are made from hemp.
Ambassador - representative, agent, spokesperson
Biodiversity - the health of the ecology
Sustainability - the ability to support and maintain
Insulation - Lining or padding usually used to keep in heat.
Hemp - Hemp is a plant that can be made into products including rope, cloth, pulp and fuel
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