Mayor of Bremen: “Economic development and climate protection are not mutually exclusive, but complement each other positively”
The foundation stone in GVZ Bremen was laid for a logistics center that sets a new benchmark in customer benefit, green development and employee satisfaction.
Starting in fall 2022, BLG LOGISTICS plans to pool production supply for the international assembly plants of a German automotive manufacturer in the C3 Bremen, reports Freight Week. C3 stands for Customer, Climate and Comfort. The sustainable building is envisaged as not just a one-off project. It is intended as a blueprint for other locations of the internationally operating seaport and logistics service provider headquartered in Bremen.
Mayor of Bremen Dr. Andreas Bovenschulte said: “With the C3, BLG LOGISTICS shows that economic development and climate protection are not mutually exclusive, but complement each other positively – if you approach it wisely. That is the path we want to take in Bremen. The new building secures 500 qualified jobs in the long term and sets new standards with the solar system.“
CEO of BLG LOGISTICS Frank Dreeke stated: “For us, the C3 Bremen is an ecologically, future-oriented lighthouse project for industrial logistics facilities. It is situated in the GVZ Bremen freight center, one of Germany’s prime logistics locations.“
BLG LOGISTICS also plans to invest heavily in innovative technologies for on-site logistics and a holistic sustainability concept has been developed with the aim of obtaining a Platinum certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) as well as a WELL GOLD certification.
Frank Dreeke added: “The logistics center is a visible manifestation of our sustainability strategy to become climate-neutral by 2030. Our goals for radically reducing greenhouse gas emissions are recognized by the Science Based Targets initiative 2020. This made BLG LOGISTICS the first German logistics service provider with a scientifically recognized climate protection goal”.
The core element is a supersized photovoltaic system. It will be installed on a roof area of approx. 80,000 m² and is projected to generate approximately 10 million kWh of solar energy per year. This makes it currently Germany’s largest continuous photovoltaic system on the roof of a logistics center.
Sascha Petersmann from Baytree said: “Most of the electricity generated will be used directly in the building and for the on-site logistics processes”.
There is also a sustainability plan for the interior of the logistics center with its eight sections and sustainability was also at the forefront of planning for the grounds, which are landscaped specifically to benefit the employees.
CEO of the Logivest Group Kuno Neumeier said: “Sustainability is for the long term, and it also provides cost benefits. Investment in this area pays off for both owners and occupiers because it makes properties more attractive and valuable over time”.
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