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PUMA's retail outlet in Bangaore - The first LEED Rated showroom of PUMA worldwide.

PUMA has launched their first sustainable store in Bangalore, India making it an exceptional retail experience. It is the first one globally that will revolutionize the concept of retail spaces. 

Architect: Studio DeCode ; Location : Bangalore; Wall Area: 4,250 Sq Ft ; Wienerberger Product Used: Porotherm Smart Bricks

The 800 sq meters space has been designed in a way where every element has been locally developed and sourced. It incorporates a number of revolutionary and innovative design strategies to ensure significant energy savings and environmentally friendly practices. The lower levels serve as a retail area and a ‘PUMA Social Club’ cafe and bar is located on the upper floor and terrace. 

The sustainable features of the store include:

  • Recycled steel from old DVD players, bicycles and tiffin boxes to construct the building.
  • Porotherm blocks used to construct the shell of the building have been made using silt from the lakes in Kunigal.
  • The Store’s roof garden keeps the building insulated from the direct heat of the sun and the plants lower the temperature.
  • More than 90% of the interior spaces in the store have direct access to natural daylight.
  • The artificial lighting used in the store is energy efficient with fewer watts being consumed for the same lumen output.
  • The highly insulated building shell allows for cooling without an air conditioning unit.
  • Cooled air is taken from the earth 12ft below AFF through an air tunnel as it is equal to the average ambient temperature.
  • The sustainable PUMA Store is 100% solar-powered as solar photovoltaic cells provide 10,384 kwh units of energy per year.
  • Under Floor Air Distribution helps to save energy. This system works on the principle that air in any particular space needs to be cooled only for the first eight feet from the floor because currents cause hot air to rise automatically while cool air remains at the bottom.

The furniture and fixtures in the store are made of recycled wood, while low VOC paint has been used to paint the walls of the store.

Occupancy sensors provide automatic on/ off control so that lights are used only when the room is occupied. 

Under Floor Air Distribution helps to save energy. This system works on the principle that air in any particular space needs to be cooled only for the first eight feet from the floor because currents cause hot air to rise automatically while cool air remains at the bottom.

The furniture and fixtures in the store are made of recycled wood, while low VOC paint has been used to paint the walls of the store.

There are many incredibly innovative features that make this retail space environmentally friendly. It serves as a model for how materials can be utilized locally or recycled to construct a building such as this one. In addition to building materials, energy conservation has also been minimized. Integrating photovoltaic panels on the roof harnesses the suns energy to be utilized for the lighting and cooling systems of the retail space. 

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