© Lidl Dienstleistung GmbH & Co. KG, Neckarsulm
Retail Buildings

Lidl Germany – a new generation of stores

Additional value

  • 100% heating energy saving through optimization of building shell, ventilation system and utilization of waste heat
  • Lower ventilation energy demand through optimized concept and upgraded systems
  • 10% electricity saving through various measures including new lighting
  • 30% reduction in carbon emissions through package of measures
  • Economical eco-friendly store offering greater comfort for customers and staff

Individual services

  • Energy design and consulting for sustainable building
  • Dynamic building, system and airflow simulation
  • Green Building consulting
  • Sustainability certification of pilot store and building description template

Lidl Dienstleistung GmbH & Co. KG, Neckarsulm



Project duration

January 2009 – June 2012

In 2009, the discount retailer Lidl and energy design experts from Drees & Sommer developed the concept for a new, sustainable generation of stores. The first pilot store was opened in the same year and was awarded the German Sustainable Building Seal (DGNB) in Silver in 2010.

Based on experience with the pilot store, the building description template was modified with Lidl and subsequently certified as a master plan by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) as part of a collective certification. Where conditions allow, this will permit new store buildings to be built in accordance with the new concept and certified with a Green Building label using a streamlined process.