Boots, the largest pharmacy chain in Great Britain and Ireland, now has a photovoltaic glass curtain wall at its offices in London, UK.
This curtain wall, designed especially for Boots by way of a showroom, is comprised of low-emissivity (low-e) amorphous silicon glass modules.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AMORPHOUS SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC CURTAIN WALL IN LONDON
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
Internal Rate of Return
- Total Area - 14 M2
- Electricity generated in 35 years - 9,645 kWh
- Total lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 19 lighting points
- CO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 6 Tons of CO2
- Barrels of oil saved in 35 years - 6 barrels per m2
Each module has three different degrees of semitransparency: low, medium and high. This will enable the company to study in situ the reduction in its electrical power consumption thanks to an innovative construction material which is also aesthetically attractive.
Boots pharmacy is a company committed to innovation and sustainability and which, like so many others, endeavours to improve the energetic efficiency of its stores and offices. It has approximately 2,500 stores in the United Kingdom, and since its merger with the American company Walgreens in 2012, it has become the largest purchaser of pharmaceutical products worldwide.