Wal-Mart opening experimental supercenter

MCKINNEY, Texas -- Wal-Mart is opening of a new supercenter here that will also serve as an experimental store.

The McKinney store will experiment with materials, technology, and processes, which include: reducing the amounts of energy and natural resources required to operate and maintain the store; reducing the amount of raw materials needed to construct the facility; and substituting, when appropriate, the amount of renewable materials used to construct and maintain the facility.

"We want to make the best use of renewable and alternate sources like wind and solar energy to generate electricity to supplement the power needs of the store," said Don Moseley, PE, Wal-Mart's experimental projects manager.

This isn’t Wal-Mart’s first run at an environmentally friendly format. In the earlier ’90s, Wal-Mart tested “Environmental Supercenters” in Kansas, Oklahoma and California – the latter of which featured “fueling” stations for electric cars.

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