Supermercado Superseis Japón is a commercial retail development located in the San Vincente district of Asunción, Paraguay. It was developed by Retail S.A. and their subsidiary, Superseis, a premium supermarket chain with 25 locations across Paraguay. The chain has set itself up to be a pioneer for sustainability and renewable energy solutions in the retail sector in the country. Superseis Japón with its focus on energy-saving technologies and efficient use of water was designed to serve as a blueprint for future projects for the entire Superseis chain.
Through the use of energy-efficient solutions such as reflective paint and insulation for roofs and external walls, more energy efficient glassing and AC systems, solar hot water collectors, rainwater harvesting, LED lightbulbs and water-efficient plumbing features, the project was able to significantly reduce its energy and water consumption, resulting in a more sustainable construction project and a reduced carbon footprint.
Supermercado Superseis Japón has received Final EDGE Certification from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint/tiles and insulation for roofs, reflective paint and insulation for external walls, external shading devices, low-E coated glass, air conditioning with air-cooled screw chiller, energy-saving light bulbs for sales areas, common areas and external areas, higher efficiency refrigerated cases, and solar hot water collectors.
Efficient flush for water closets, water-efficient urinals, aerators for faucets with auto shut-off, water low-flow faucets for kitchen sinks, water-efficient landscaping and a rainwater harvesting system.
Hollow core precast slab for floor and roof construction, steel-clad sandwich panel for roof construction, plasterboards on metal studs and ferrocement wall panels for internal walls, and aluminum window frames.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.