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Gazeley’s Lower Impact Warehouses

Challenge

Reduce the impact of warehousing.

Problem

Distributing goods in a globalised economy requires advanced warehousing and logistics facilities. These consume large amounts of energy in climate control and automated systems.

Solution

Gazeley is working with Kelly Taylor & Associates to develop a highly sustainable automated distribution centre at Magna Park in Milton Keynes.

The building’s eco measures include: rainwater harvesting and recycling, energy efficient lighting, solar thermal panels, low water use appliances, FSC approved timber, solar photovoltaic panels, low toxicity paints, recycled and recyclable materials and locally sourced vegetation.

Benefits

The building achieved a BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) ‘Very Good’ rating for sustainability, and has exceeded all benchmarks set for reduced energy consumption.
For a small increase in capital expenditure, huge savings were achieved – across the 20-year lease period on this site, the customer will save in excess of £4.7 million
48% reduction in electricity usage per annum
36% saving in gas usage per annum
Reduction of 2,166 tonnes of CO₂ per annum
61% water usage saving per annum (740,000 litres)
Annual operating cost savings of over £246,319

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