Hot on the heels of Earth Day comes news of another of Apple's eco-friendly efforts. Its Omotesando retail store in Japan, which is currently in construction, is expected to feature a heat controlling wall of leaves and vines which should keep the temperature inside the building low during the day.

Before vines and leaves were spotted along the side of the Omotesando building, Macotakara (via AppleInsider) explains that a large, exposed glass wall would have seen the temperature in the building rise during the day, requiring Apple to control it using air conditioning units.

Instead, the leafy wall means the retail store will remain cool at no power cost. We're sure the effect will look impressive and attractive, too.

AppleInsider adds that the construction barriers for the Omotesando store also exhibit a leafy design, noting that “the art is reminiscent of Apple's green leaf iconography used during its Earth Day environmental campaign last month.”

Apple’s upcoming retail store in Japan.

Back in April, Apple celebrated Earth Day by turning its website, its retail stores, and even its staff green for the day. Before this, CEO Tim Cook also outlined his company's commitment to eco-friendly practices in a video called “Better.”

Take a look:

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Apple's new store in Omotesando, Japan is expected to open its doors in June. We'll keep you updated with further information as we receive it.

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