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First-of-its-kind Starbucks built in just six days

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First-of-its-kind Starbucks built in just six days

The store is set to open in Canada in mid-March.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | March 9, 2021
Starbucks exterior building design rendering

Renderings courtesy Starbucks

A new Starbucks store is set to open in Abbotsford, B.C., that was assembled in six days with near-zero construction waste. The store was designed to reduce the energy needs for heating and cooling compared to standard construction builds.

Nexii Building Solutions, a Vancouver-based green building company, designed, manufactured, and constructed the location, which includes in-store and drive-thru options. The panels for the store’s roof and walls were designed and manufactured offsite and then assembled on-site. Nexii panels create a thermally efficient, airtight envelope, meaning the Starbucks building will require less energy to heat and cool, greatly improving energy efficiency over its building lifecycle, and lowering operating costs.

The project is meant to represent a step forward in Starbucks’ aspirations to operate more efficient stores.

 

Starbucks sustainable building graphic

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