Eco-COOP supermarket


The project, in short

This Coop supermarket is a pilot project of environmental sustainability with a low environmental impact.

To achieve this result, Inres designs all systems to improve energy efficiency on the basis of the standard performance of a traditional retail store.

The design adopts better solutions and high performance technologies to improve the environmental performance of the supermarket:

To reduce energy consumption

  • high performance systems: lighting, food refrigeration and HVAC systems
  • remote management and control system
  • geothermal system
  • ventilated walls

To save materials and resources

  • renewable materials with environmental certifications
  • re-used or recycled materials
  • reduce water consumption and rainwater recycling plant
  • waste management policy

To use renewable energy sources

  • the supermarket is supplied with a photovoltaic plant of 42 kWp

To improve indoor environmental quality

  • natural lighting
  • low indoor TVOC concentrations
  • photocatalytic paint

Accessibility and customer service

  • elimination of architectural barriers for people with disability, elder people, pregnant women, etc.
  • transport facility

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Project name Eco-COOP supermarket
Type (new/renovation) New
Designer(s) INRES S.c.
Owner(s) COOP
Developer(s) INRES S.c.
(Planned) Year of construction 2012
Address, Country Central Italy
Building life span 20-30 years
Heating-degree days 161 heating days
Cooling-degree days 122 cooling days
Project gross area above ground [m²] 1350
Project gross area (including below ground) [m²] 1480
Site area [m²] 4250
Stories (above grade) -
Occupancy type(s) Retail
Typical building population 290
Number of operating hours / year 4480
Assessment phase Project
Assessment tool Protocollo ITACA Retail
(Target) rating 2,6

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