Eco-Efficient Logistics & Light Industrial Real Estate

Are you looking for a way to reduce your carbon footprint while also optimizing your warehouse operations? At VGP, we offer eco-efficient warehouses to enable our clients to be eco-efficient changemakers.

Our eco-efficient warehouses are designed with the focus on sustainability, utilizing the latest technologies and materials to reduce energy consumption and waste production. Our sustainable warehouses, with ecologically and technologically advanced features, can help you achieve your sustainability goals while also improving the efficiency of your logistics operations.

Learn more about how our eco-efficient warehouses can benefit your business and help you become an eco-efficient changemaker. Together, we can make a difference!

Eco-Efficient Buildings

To make our buildings as eco-efficient as possible, we add many energy efficient and CO2-reducing features to our construction design. Discover them here: 

Optimize Energy Consumption

To further enhance eco efficiency, we have set out an energy consumption optimization strategy which focuses on four aspects:

  • Daily optimization of operations to optimize energy consumption, with smart meters
  • Refurbishment program for existing portfolio with technical improvement of the equipment, such as LED light
  • VGP Renewable Energy offers green energy solutions to our tenants, with our own photovoltaic systems available for self consumption
  • Implement heat pumps to replace gas for new developments

E-Mobility and Connectivity

Another important aspect with regards to the eco-efficiency of our warehouses, is the offer of e-mobility facilities. We provide our tenants with green electric and hydrogen charge facilities to facilitate their transition towards a green fleet. Next to this, we focus on easy public transport access and the proximity of major cities at our locations. We have a new target set for all VGP parks to be equipped with EV charging and public transport access.

Water and Waste Management

Furthermore, we work actively on efficient water management and waste management. Based on environmental best practice, we take active steps to limit water consumption, reduce water waste and protect water quality. Special efforts are made to install water efficient equipment, optimize operating practices and ensure that leaks are detected and repaired on a timely basis. We have also implemented water saving and retention techniques, used for cleaning and for watering green spaces.

While waste generated across our offices is monitored, tracked and reported, the majority of our waste is created as a result of our construction and demolition projects. We reuse as much as possible on-site to avoid the carbon emission related to transportation of waste off-site and the import of new materials from elsewhere.

Own Activities

  • Making commuting more sustainable by transitioning to electric cars and to bikes for trips of < 10km. The Group only allows the use of battery-powered or hybrid vehicles for its own staff with respect to car portfolio leased and own.
  • Introducing a business travel policy which aims to replace flight travel by teleconferencing for 20% of meetings and by train for trips of < 750km
  • Switched to 100% certified green energy contracts for all VGP offices, provided by our own photovoltaic systems.
  • Promoting digitization to reduce paper consumption and waste

Targets & Performance: Improve eco-efficiency

Target

Performance (31Dec'22)

Reduce absolute emissions from tenant energy consumption by 55% by 2030

Absolute emissions increased by 1.2% in 2021 vs 2020. Relative emissions reduced by 20% YoY. €27 million eco-efficiency investments completed and for 2023 a €2 million refurbishment program for existing portfolio to enhance eco-efficiency

100% of new leases to contain green lease clause

97.2% of leases signed in 2022 contained a green lease clause

Install heat pumps to replace/instead of gas-powered heating

21 buildings with heat pumps installed in VGP Parks to date

Install 300MWp of solar power on VGP Parks' roofs

Installed renewable energy capacity is 56.6 MWp (compared to 34.0 MWp at Dec 2021) with a further 28 projects with a power of 75.0 MWp under construction and 60 projects with 72.7 MWp in pipeline

100% of projects to be connected by public transport

95.8% of VGP Parks connected by public transport. For one of the remaining projects a bus stop building permit request has been submitted

100% of VGP Parks to offer EV charging

46.9% of VGP Parks offering EV charging in 2022

Discover Our Parks

VGP’s assets offer high technical standards and great modularity for specific requirements of potential clients, with a particular focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. Explore our parks across Europe.

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