Published in Fashion on 20-03-2014
Johan Van Geyte
German discounter Lidl has opened its very first CO2-neutral store in Ixelles (Brussels), where it uses several techniques to save energy, like using the heat from the refrigerator cooling generators to heat the store itself.
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