Tuesday 26th Mar 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Green shed benchmark plan

Gazeley has pledged that it will meet even higher sustainability standards by 2010 at the launch of its 2008 Sustainability Report at Sheds in Wales.

In the next two years it has said that 35 per cent of its developments will be carbon positive and that it will achieve a 35 per cent worldwide reduction in carbon emissions. It has stated that it will re-use or re-cycle half of all its construction waste, that 70 per cent of all its schemes will re-use all the storm water run off, generated from each development, that 70 per cent of its developments will achieve a net gain in biodiversity and habitat. The company also stated that it would actively seek to use materials in its development that did not degrade human and system health.

Jonathan Fenton Jones, global procurement and sustainability director, said: “At Gazeley we recognise that being a profitable business, protecting the environment and making a difference in our communities are compatible.

“Over the past five years we have built 13 million sq ft of efficient, sustainable warehouse space reducing our customers’ operating costs by £930,000 per year.”

Two key developments that took place in 2007 illustrate the standard sustainability measures that go into each of the company’s projects. These two eco-buildings completed for leading companies, both had strong sustainability credentials targets but on top of this they also created large savings in operating costs. The John Lewis building at Magna Park, Milton Keynes delivers a 39 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and saves £238,000 a year in operating costs. The Procter & Gamble building at G.Park Amiens delivers a 56 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and saves £69,000 a year.