IKEA Retail Stores
A recognized global household name for furniture, IKEA has a strong commitment to being environmentally responsible. Their vision for sustainability includes incorporating the latest technology for environmentally appropriate buildings when designing new stores. As IKEA has increased their presence in Western Canada over the last 15 years, they have relied on Integral’s mechanical consulting services to enhance their building design. Integral has provided services to IKEA stores of over 300,000 sq. ft. in Calgary, Richmond, Port Coquitlam and Edmonton.
Integral Group has continually and progressively incorporated sustainable design features to help IKEA reach their long-term goal of reducing their carbon footprint and CO2 emissions. Delivering all projects under budget and on time, these projects represent innovative design for a retail store with facilities that include offices, a restaurant, secure vaults, paint booths, wood-working shops and complex early suppression fast response (ESFR) fire protection systems.
As a preferred partner, Integral has evolved the IKEA design, making each project more sustainable than the previous. In the more recent Edmonton and Calgary stores, a heat recovery and demand controlled ventilation system was incorporated into the design. Such initiatives contributed to a 33% more energy efficient design over original IKEA store designs. IKEA also received grants for their highly energy efficient and sustainable design from the Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP), a program of the Government of Canada.