Carrefour, the second largest retailer in the world, had just announced that it will open its first ‘Green Store’ in Beijing before the Olympics in 2008. David Monaco, asset and construction director of Carrefour China, had little experience with green building and was struggling with how to translate that announcement into specifications for store design and operations. Monaco has to evaluate the situation carefully both from ecological and economic perspectives. In addition, he has a t … Read more »

Carrefour, the second largest retailer in the world, had just announced that it will open its first ‘Green Store’ in Beijing before the Olympics in 2008. David Monaco, asset and construction director of Carrefour China, had little experience with green building and was struggling with how to translate that announcement into specifications for store design and operations. Monaco has to evaluate the situation carefully both from ecological and economic perspectives. He must also take into account the regulatory and infrastructure in China, where no official green building standard exists and only few suppliers of energy saving devices to operate. He had already collected energy and cost savings data from several suppliers, and wondered how this could be used to decide among environmental technology options. Since at least 150 additional company stores for opening or renovation during the next three years were planned in China, the project would be long-term consequences for Carrefour.
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Andreas gravel,
Paul W. Beamish,
Robert classes
Source: Ivey Publishing
19 pages.
Release Date: 09 Registered in May 2008. Prod #: 908M48-PDF-ENG
Carrefour China, Building a Greener Store HBR case solution