Title: Bronx Logistics Center Achieves LEED Platinum Certification, Setting New Green Building Standards
The Bronx Logistics Center, a new distribution center in the Bronx, New York, has recently been awarded the prestigious LEED v4 Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This recognition makes it the first distribution warehouse on the US East Coast to achieve the highest LEED certification available. The project, developed by Turnbridge Equities and affiliates of Dune Real Estate Partners LP, sets a new standard for sustainable and environmentally conscious building practices in the logistics industry.
LEED Platinum Designation:
The Bronx Logistics Center encompasses a 1.3-million-square-foot facility with impressive features that contributed to its LEED Platinum designation. These include 32-foot clear heights, exclusive site entrances, ample parking and truck court areas, and a dedicated electrical substation within its walls. The substation will provide power for up to 100 percent of the structured parking stalls, accommodating electric vehicle (EV) charging and future EV tractor-trailer charging. The center will also feature a 2.9-megawatt solar array on its rooftop, making it one of New York City’s largest private sources of renewable energy.
To further emphasize its commitment to sustainability, the Bronx Logistics Center will incorporate various green initiatives. These include bicycle storage rooms, smart metering for water usage management, light fixtures designed to minimize light pollution, and MERV-13 filters to enhance indoor air quality. The center will also implement carbon offsets and other green power strategies to reduce its environmental impact.
Implications for the Industry:
The achievement of LEED Platinum certification by the Bronx Logistics Center highlights the growing importance of green building practices in the logistics industry. As the first distribution warehouse on the US East Coast to receive this recognition, it sets a precedent for future projects to prioritize sustainability and environmental responsibility. By incorporating renewable energy sources, electric vehicle infrastructure, and other eco-friendly features, logistics centers can significantly reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a greener future.
Gebrüder Weiss’s Electric Tricycles:
In addition to the Bronx Logistics Center, other companies in the logistics sector are also embracing sustainable transportation solutions. Gebrüder Weiss, a logistics company, has introduced electric tricycles for deliveries to private homes and businesses on the Croatian islands of Rab and Lošinj. These tricycles, equipped with low-noise and high-performance electric motors, are ideal for navigating narrow streets and small towns, making them particularly suitable for deliveries in tourist resorts and national parks.
Electric Vans for Efficient Deliveries:
Gebrüder Weiss Croatia has also incorporated electric vans for deliveries to final customers in Zagreb. These vans can cover up to 170 kilometers on a single battery charge, allowing for up to 35 eco-friendly deliveries per day. Whether it’s furniture, appliances, or sports equipment, Gebrüder Weiss is committed to delivering products efficiently and sustainably to meet customer needs.
The Bronx Logistics Center’s LEED Platinum certification and the adoption of electric tricycles and vans by Gebrüder Weiss demonstrate the logistics industry’s increasing focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility. These initiatives set new benchmarks for green building practices and eco-friendly transportation solutions. As the industry continues to prioritize green initiatives, it paves the way for a more sustainable future in logistics.
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