Goodman offers customers the opportunity to lease future-proof logistics space. With contemporary designs and smart sustainability features, these net-zero emissions’ buildings are perfectly suited for companies who want to reduce their carbon footprint. All our developments in the Netherlands are all at least BREEAM certified “Very Good”.
At Venlo III Logistics Centre, with a total building area of 7,254 sqm, our customers will be able to carefully monitor their sustainability performance. With a roof equipped with solar panels, customers will be able to power day-to-day operations and charge their EV vehicles. They’ll also be able to monitor and limit their energy consumption via the smart meters and the energy-efficient lighting.
Goodman has identified a number of sites that can welcome urban forests of +/- 100 sqm within three years. A pilot urban forest already exists in Belgium.
By protecting the biodiversity on our sites, Goodman is actually increasing the ecological value of the locations we develop. In some instances, Goodman is equipping its logistics sites with beehives. Bees are important both ecologically and commercially, as they provide the vital pollination for local crops and forests.
At Nijmegen III — with the entire roof covered with solar pv — our customer is able to operate in a completely fossil-fuel-free environment. This includes the heating and cooling, which are designed to work using electricity that you produce yourself. As with our other sites in the Netherlands, Goodman follows the BREEAM sustainability guidelines to protect the biodiversity in the area.
In order to mitigate the effects of climate change we are increasing energy efficiency and pushing for renewable energy production. By doing so we want to reduce the amount of carbon generated by the fossil fuels we burn in order to operate our buildings. But as crucial as that is, we also need to think about the greenhouse gases that are emitted to construct our buildings: the embodied carbon.
We therefore are committing to compensate for the impacts associated with extracting, manufacturing, and transporting materials to our construction sites through local reforestation programs.
Here’s what we committed for in 2020 to compensate for the development of Nijmegen III Logistics Centre and Venlo III Logistics Centre: