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As part of our commitment to sustainability, IKEA has installed a solar energy system atop the Dallas store. The 114,000-square-foot array consists of a 912-kW system, built with approximately 3,780 panels. We also now have more than 700,000 solar panels installed on IKEA buildings worldwide and we’ve committed to owning and operating 224 wind turbines.

What You Need to Know

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

EV Charging Stations

My Motivation:

At IKEA, we want to have a positive impact on people and the planet. For many years we’ve focused on economizing resources and helping to create a better everyday life for people. And now we’ve made a big step forward. We’re going all-in with more sustainable cotton and LED lighting. From September 2015, all the cotton in our products will come from more sustainable sources. This is good news for you, farmers and the environment. At the same time, we’re switching to 100% LED, making this sustainable light source more affordable and beautiful. This bold move was announced in 2012 and IKEA is pleased it has met its commitment. Since 2013, IKEA U.S. customers have purchased 7.6 million LED bulbs, helping them collectively save nearly $3 billion in energy costs. These are just two of the ways we can help people all over the world live more sustainably. We also now have more than 700,000 solar panels installed on IKEA buildings worldwide and we’ve committed to owning and operating 224 wind turbines. But we’re not done yet. We’re just warming up... We want to have a positive impact on the environment, and be part of the solution to climate change, which is why by 2020 we’re going to be 100% renewable – producing as much renewable energy as we consume using renewable sources, such as the wind and sun.

Open House Info:

First tour – 10:30 am Second tour – 11:30 am Tours consist of a brief presentation followed by a roof tour (weather permitting). More tours available per request throughout the day until 4 pm (8 people minimum) Note: Access to the roof is via a narrow & steep set of stairs with a low clearance roof hatch. You must be in good health & good physical condition to access the roof. If you have a fear of heights or tight places access to the roof is not advisable.

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