The non-residential green building market is projected to grow by 9% a year from $69.01 billion in 2021 to $110.52 billion in 2025. How does the warehouse industry deal with social and environmental challenges? Will Poland, as the second most active development market in Europe, become a leader in decarbonization?
We have delivered over 200,000 sqm of certified warehouse space since the beginning of 2021, and our goal is to deliver another million sqm of facilities by the end of 2022. All of these developments will be BREEAM certified. By building in an eco-friendly standard we are able to reduce energy consumption by up to 50% and carbon dioxide emissions by about 381 tons per year for a 20,000 sqm warehouse. This brings 7R closer to its goal of climate neutrality. Environmental responsibility issues are also a key element in our ESG strategy,
says Tomasz Lubowiecki, Founder and Chairman of the Board at 7R.
How to get on the green path?
Low-carbon buildings are an important response to climate change. We want to develop green warehouses throughout Poland. To help us achieve this, we have secured land that will allow us to build 3.5 million sq m of space. For example in Radzymin, we are currently developing the most modern distribution center in the Polish food industry for Żabka Polska. Reducing the carbon footprint of the property is one of the top priorities for our client. Therefore, the center will be powered by photovoltaic panels, and we will maintain air quality in the maneuvering area for trucks by using special dust-free paving and anti-smog towers,
explains Tomasz Lubowiecki.
Marketing Director 7R SA
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