IKEA Continues Renewable Footsteps for the New Open in Las Vegas

published: 2014-07-15 14:15 | editor: | category: News

IKEA is submitting plans to Clark County, Nevada for a Las Vegas-area store that would increase the Swedish retailer’s presence in the western United States. The application marks the beginning of the governmental approval process that could lead to the store’s opening as early as Summer 2016. IKEA is also evaluating the potential of installing renewable powers for this new branch.

Located in the Spring Valley area of Clark County, Las Vegas, the proposed IKEA store plans reflect the same unique architectural design for which IKEA stores are known worldwide. IKEA also will evaluate potential on-site power generation possibilities to complement its current U.S. renewable energy presence at nearly 90% of its U.S. locations.

“We look forward to continue growing our western U.S. presence with IKEA Las Vegas,” said IKEA U.S. CFO Rob Olson. “This accessible location would provide the already 101,000 Las Vegas-area customers a store of their own and introduce the unique IKEA shopping experience to other consumers throughout Clark County and Southern Nevada.”

In spite of exclusively designed items, room-setting, model home interiors, kids’ area and restaurant, IKEA Las Vegas would feature a ‘Children’s IKEA’ area in the Showroom, baby care rooms, play areas throughout the store, and preferred parking. It can bring jobs to the place and would provide significant annual sales and property tax revenue for local governments and schools.

This new site will follow IKEA’s environmental ideas. In the U.S., IKEA implements sustainable efforts include: recycling waste material; incorporating key measures into buildings with energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems, recycled construction materials, warehouse skylights, and water-conserving restrooms; and operationally, eliminating plastic bags from the check-out process, phasing-out the sale of incandescent light bulbs, facilitating recycling compact fluorescent bulbs, and by 2016 selling only LED bulbs. IKEA U.S. has solar arrays atop 90% of its locations, has announced plans to purchase 49 wind turbines in Illinois, and has rolled-out EV charging stations at 13 stores.

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