MONTREAL — An IGA store located in Saint-Pascal de Kamouraska, Quebec, has become the first supermarket in Canada to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, Sobeys Quebec here said Thursday. The store utilizes a solar wall to reduce energy usage and recovers heat from refrigeration systems, Sobeys said. These measures help reduce store energy consumption by 43% compared to Canadian standards for similar buildings. The store has also reduced water consumption by 47%, the company said.
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