DB Schenker announced that the company is currently focusing its efforts on building new and eco-friendly warehouses in Europe.
DB Schenker is working on an expansion project for its company, opening new warehouses in various European locations. The new build sites have been chosen specifically for their strategic potential. This being said, the new warehouses are now available in areas where they will facilitate business activities in the respective countries and beyond.
For instance, Poland recently had the chance to benefit from two new business centers. One of the warehouses is located in Olsztyn and has a floor space of close to 3.000 square meters. The second, built in Zielona Góra, operates on 2.000 square meters. Both of these warehouses have been designed in order to protect the environment. The buildings have been fitted with solar collector systems for water heating and ventilation systems used for heat recovery.
Besides Poland, DB Schenker recently opened a cross-dock hub in the Czech city of Brno. The cross-dock warehouse operates on 2.500 square meters, with high-bay storage and links to the national highway infrastructure. As a result, the area serves as an international scale distribution center, for the nearby countries of Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Austria.
On the same note, Finland is on its way to a more than sufficient eco-way of doing business, with the addition of 276 solar panels on a 3.000 square meters’ facility in Vaasa. By doing this, the warehouse has become 100% CO2 neutral. The building also has a special heating system, which gets its power from geothermal energy.
There are many ways to make warehouses eco-friendly, according to experts. One of the most common ways is to use solar panels for heating and electricity, combined with windows that expose workers to natural light. Power derived from the wind can also be used to supplement. Besides, interior lighting systems can be fitted with LED lights which consume very little electricity. Even more, the building can have spaces for natural airflow and a tank to collect rain water. This sustainable warehouse is able to minimize energy use and CO2 emissions, can make efficient use of the land and maximize the green spaces. It also allows for use of recyclable materials.