August 16, 2014 -
JOHN LEWIS STORE, OXFORD STREET Oxford Street shops with doors open…. SHOPS in London are wasting more energy than is burned up by a return flight to Spain by leaving their doors open to entice customers. An Evening Standard survey of retailers in Oxford Street found most operate an “open-door” policy. Environmental experts estimate each such store loses about 500kg of carbon dioxide every day ? the equivalent emissions of a return flight to Malaga. Among the shops we found with their doors open were Dorothy Perkins, Burton, H&M, Russell & Bromley and HMV. Only a few larger stores ? Selfridges, John Lewis and Debenhams ? had their doors closed. Today environmentalists called for an end to the practice. Siân Berry, Green candidate for Mayor of London, said: “Shops use almost three times as much electricity per square metre as commercial offices. “The open-door policy and high-powered doorway fan heaters are a big contributor to that. . REXMAILPIX.