VIDEO B-ROLL AVAILABLE VIA CNW - Wal-Mart Canada Opens First Environmental Demonstration Store



    TORONTO, Jan. 16 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by Broadcast
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    STORY SUMMARY: Wal-Mart Canada today announced the opening of its first
environmental demonstration store in Burlington, Ontario, which features a
first-of-its-kind application of geothermal technology in a large-scale
Canadian retail operation and energy-conserving lighting innovations, among
many other sustainable features. This year, Wal-Mart Canada will begin to roll
out prototypical stores that are 30 per cent more energy efficient. The new
Burlington supercentre is expected to use an estimated 60 per cent less energy
than the company's typical supercentre store and to reduce carbon emissions by
an estimated 141 tonnes. It is also expected to divert an estimated 85 per
cent of its waste from landfill through a variety of recycling programs.

    
    SHOT LIST:

    -   Shot 1 - Low-wattage parking lot lights as well as LED external signs
        reduce energy use
    -   Shot 2 - Close proximity to the Burlington GO train station and
        municipal bus system allows for easy access to store by public
        transit
    -   Shot 3 - New breed of store - innovative demonstration features and
        operations make store 60 per cent more energy efficient than typical
        Wal-Mart Canada supercentre
    -   Shot 4 - First-of-its-kind demonstration of geothermal heating and
        cooling technology in a large-scale Canadian retail operation -
        facilitated by 15 km of piping buried under parking lot
    -   Shot 5 - Daylight harvesting system using skylights to refract
        daylight throughout the store; Light sensors monitor the amount of
        natural light available and rise, dim or turn off lighting as needed
    -   Shot 6 - Energy-saving motion-activated LED lights in refrigerator
        and freezer cases as well as night covers reduce energy use and loss
    -   Shot 7 - In-floor radiant heating and cooling system circulates water
        to transfer heat and cold instead of air vents, requiring less
        electricity; concrete floors eliminate need for excess materials like
        tile or carpet and don't require cleaning with harsh chemicals
    -   Shot 8 - Store has hundreds of organic and environmentally preferable
        products
    -   Shot 9 - Store will divert and estimated 85 per cent of its waste
        from landfill; multi-stream diversion programs include an innovative
        polystyrene recycling program
    -   Shot 10 - interview with David Cheesewright, Wal-Mart Canada
        President and CEO
    -   Shot 11 - Interview with Ken Farrell, Wal-Mart Canada, VP Store
        Development

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    DATE OF POSTING: Friday January 16, 2009

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    Karin Campbell, Corporate Affairs, Wal-Mart Canada, 905-821-2111 ext.
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