An initiative of web2pro’s business, the European Pharmacy Network (EPN) is a retail concept for pharmacies that emphasizes the role of pharmacist as healthcare provider, incorporating a fresh, bright and relaxed environment for customers.

Lighting plays an important role in EPN pharmacies — not only for design and functionality but also for energy consumption and cost. That’s why Celesio decided to retrofit the lighting systems in more than 350 stores with LED units and associated controls. At the same time, stores replaced inefficient heating units with more efficient ones, complete with timer controls and/or occupancy sensors.

The overall objective is to , and thereby CO2 emissions, by an average of 30% per pharmacy.

We re-fitted a pilot group of 50 stores with LED lighting, and we are on target to save electricity equating to 200 tons of CO2 emissions every year. By the end of 2017, we plan to upgrade more than 300 additional stores, which will result in additional savings of 1,400 tons of CO2 emissions each year.