News Article 7R green industrial logistics Poland sustainability warehouse
by Property Forum | Industrial

7R is the first warehouse developer in Poland to create an innovative eco-friendly warehouse – 7R Green. The company's main goal is to provide facilities in which ecological solutions will help minimize their impact on the natural environment. Construction of the first warehouse, designed in keeping with the new green concept, will start in the first half of the year.

The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, set out the first binding global action plan to mitigate climate change and the severe effects of global warming. In the last few years, the logistics industry has increasingly focused on sustainable construction.

"We certify all of our facilities through the international BREEAM standard which confirms our use of green construction solutions. However, we decided to go one step further by creating the 7R Green eco product line in response to progressive climate change. The question of sustainability and the need to protect the environment are increasingly addressed by customers and tenants of the logistics industry. Green practices must become the standard on the warehouse property market. This is an important step on the way to reducing the adverse changes in the natural environment," comments Tomasz Lubowiecki, President of the Board at 7R.

The 7R Green concept primarily focuses on maximizing the energy efficiency of warehouses delivered to the market, which is achieved through the use of modern solutions.

"In the warehouses built as part of the new 7R Green product line, we will use photovoltaic panels that will cover part of our tenants' electricity demand. We will also provide sockets for charging electric cars. We decided to take our efforts even further and we have already started testing a BMS system, which monitors the effectiveness of installed devices and supports efficient management of the building. LED solutions have proven successful so far. Combined with an increased exposure of adjacent dock areas to daylight, this solution will reduce the cost of utilities for our tenants. We also intend to introduce motion detectors and the DALI system of dynamic lighting, which is designed to adapt to changing environmental conditions. We will continue to focus on the quality of solutions, and the facilities we build will have higher thermal insulation coefficients than other objects of a similar class," adds Maciej Krawiecki, Head of Leasing at 7R.

Construction of the first warehouse facility designed and built as part of the 7R Green eco approach will start in Sosnowiec, Poland, in the first half of 2020.

7R is a Polish developer of modern warehouse space, active on the market for the last 10 years. The company's portfolio currently has over 600,000 sqm of space, and another 700,000 sqm which is at different stages of the investment process, is planned in various locations across Poland.