The building has been designed in such a way that a minimum of energy is required to heat and cool it.
The outer wall is composed of a wooden skeleton with two thick layers of insulation, both inside and outside . The heating system consists of two small condensing boilers. Each of them heats the equivalent of a small family house. Both boilers together are heating now a retail space of 800 m2.
Investments costs are comparable to a traditional store, energy cost savings are expected to be in the order of 80%.