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Sustainable PUMA Store

Revolutionizing the concept of retail spaces

Puma store

 

Puma store

PUMA has opened a sustainable PUMA Store in India, the first one worldwide revolutionizing the concept of retail spaces globally. The store - located in the Bangalore suburb Indiranagar - is spread over a total of 800 sq meters, has been locally developed and sourced and incorporates a number of revolutionary and innovative design elements to ensure major energy savings as well as environmentally friendly-sourcing practices. The opening underlines PUMA’s commitment to reduce CO2 emissions, energy, water and waste in PUMA offices, stores, warehouses and direct supplier factories by 2015.

While the lower levels serve as a retail area, a ‘PUMA Social Club’ cafe and bar is located on the upper floor and terrace.
The building is a true design marvel and incorporates a host of innovative sustainability features to make the Store a one-of-a-kind retail experience:

  • Features that meet the highest criteria for sustainability include recycled steel from old DVD players, bicycles and tiffin boxes which have been used to construct the building of the PUMA Store.
  • The surface layout of the building has been designed in a way that more than 90% of the interior spaces in this store have direct access to natural daylight so that less artificial light is needed. The artificial lighting used in this store is energy efficient with fewer watts being consumed for the same lumen output. The recessed first and second floor volume generates a stack-effect for natural cooling. The highly insulated building shell allows for cooling with minimal need of regular air conditioning, which in addition, is only needed during half of the year.
  • Soil temperature, at a depth of about 12 feet or more stays fairly constant throughout the year and is approximately equal to the average annual ambient air temperature. The ground will be used as a heat sink for cooling in the summer and as a heat source for heating in the winter. A simple method used in this store is to pass air through the underground air tunnel.
  • The furniture and fixtures in this store were re-engineered. The majority of the boards are fibre boards made of bagasse, a former waste product from sugar production.
  • Low volatile organic compound paint has been used to paint the Store’s walls.

Puma store

 

The store will retail a range of products made from organic cotton as well as PUMA’s Wilderness Collection – a collection primarily sourced and produced in Africa using sustainable materials. For the first time in India, the sustainable PUMA Store also introduces PUMA’s global ‘Bring Me Back” Program – an in-store recycling program for footwear, apparel and soft accessories.
To read more, go to PUMA website.
For a virtual tour, check out the video.