Green BTS Schenker in Świdnik – a cross-docking terminal of around 5,165 sqm successfully completed its BREEAM certification with a rating of ‘Very Good’.
- electricity comes from renewable sources 🔋
- CO2 emissions were reduced by 29%.
- Primary energy consumption has been reduced by 34% 🔋
- The daily consumption of drinking water has been reduced by amazing 67%
- A grade of 89.2% for the Life Cycle Analysis of the building
- The external lighting management system incorporates an astronomical timer and motion sensors to limit light pollution.
The centre has been equipped with numerous sustainable solutions and passed its BREEAM certification with a rating of 'Very Good'. Out of BREEAM’s ten categories, the centre was awarded scores in two that were much higher than expected. For Water, the centre received the points required for a rating of ‘Outstanding’, which is the highest awarded under BREEAM, and for Land Use & Ecology the centre received a rating of ‘Excellent’.
The extremely high scores awarded to DB Schenker's cross-docking terminal results from the advanced ecologically sustainable solutions applied. It was possible to achieve an 'Outstanding' rating because, among other things, components were installed to ensure that water usage was reduced by more than 67 pct compared to an average model. Additionally, waterless urinals were installed as well as toilets with reduced water flow. Electronic valves cut off the water supply ensuring that there are no leaks. Also, a modern BMS monitors usage levels. The 'Excellent' rating awarded to the centre for Land Use & Ecology resulted from factors such as working with a fully qualified ecologist. With this expert's support, it was possible to reduce the harm to the surrounding area caused by the construction work and to preserve the location's flora and fauna. Moreover, Panattoni planted native trees and a flower meadow with flowering plants attractive to pollinators and also set up an insect hotel. To help maintain these solutions, a biodiversity development plan has been drawn up.
Panattoni has also implemented a host of solutions for the other remaining categories. The developer has taken care to provide comfortable working conditions for the centre’s users such as applying solutions that allow natural light to be used effectively. Moreover, the Life Cycle Analysis of the building received a score of 89,2 pct and confirms that maximum reductions have been achieved for energy – down by 34 pct, CO2 emissions – down by 29 pct, and also for its impact on the environment. The high scores were helped by using electricity from renewable energy sources, a control system for the outdoor lights based on an astronomical clock and motion sensors, recycling the maximum amount of waste and a modern air-conditioning system with reduced coolant emissions.