Eco Supermarket

Carbon neutral, zero water, and zero waste supermarket.

As a Senior Sustainability Consultant at BDP, Sylvia successfully pitched a proposal to design a major UK supermarket chain’s most sustainable store. The concept was to ask the provocative question – "If we built the best supermarket in the world, what would it look like?" The answers were bold and ambitious. The form of the building utlized an organic shape with lots of daylight, natural ventilation, and reclaimed and recyclable materials. Strong associations to the supermarket’s own farm were forged with an on-site greenhouse, heated with waste heat from CHP and an accessible green roof with allotments that cascade down the walls of the building. Transport impact of people and goods would be minimized with electric vehicle charging points for customers and delivery vans run off biofuel from on-site composting facilities. Much of the aim of the project is to consider reaching carbon neutrality, zero water and zero waste.

"Sylvia Juzwa was involved as the lead consultant on sustainability and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method). She was more than capable of advising on these matters and was able to confidently lead the team through the initial conceptual designs of the project, reviewing matters at a strategic level and able to present options and alternatives and, at times, innovative solutions. Furthermore, and more importantly she was able to work collaboratively with us and the remainder of the professional team in creating a value led approach at all times. I would have no hesitation in being able to recommend her for further work."
- Mike Horton, Project Leader, Stanhope plc, London

"Sylvia was involved in a design competition for the development of a concept store for a supermarket chain in the UK. She understood from the start that the right pitch needed to be delivered to the right people to inspire the vision of a unique supermarket experience. Her knowledge and ability to relay engineering concepts to both architects and lay people enabled the team to excel in meeting the specific needs of the client. She delivered a demanding assignment, in the form of a beautifully composed brochure, against a demanding deadline. The concept design successfully won the competition and the store is now entering detailed design."
- Richard Buckingham, Head of Sustainability, BDP
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