Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) Principles incorporated include:
- 112kW (2,000m2) solar photovoltaic (PV) system to provide a renewable energy source for the facility as well as helping manage peak energy demand.
Energy efficient initiatives in the warehouse area include:
- C-Bus lighting control system to provide zoned lighting control to the functional workspaces within the warehouse
- High levels of natural light with 10% of the warehouse roof space using translucent roof sheeting, which allows transmission of visual light but blocks solar thermal energy.
Energy efficient initiatives in the office area include:
- Lighting to the office has been designed not to exceed 400 lux
- T5 light fittings with high frequency ballasts
- A rain water harvesting system that collects 240,000 litres of rain water from the roof for use throughout the facility, mainly in landscape irrigation and truck wash facilities.
- Installation of local, native landscaping and a moisture sensing drip irrigation system to reduce potable water consumption for landscaping by 90%.
- Installation of fixtures with a high WELS rating.
Human and environmental sustainability
- Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) products for carpets, paints and sealants
- Natural ventilation to the warehouse space to provide a comfortable work environment
- 90% of demolition and construction waste was recycled
- Provision of daylight of 30% of GLA
- Recycled Dense Grade Base (DGB) for all road base
- Longspan roof sheeting to reduce the amount of roof sheeting and purlins
- Efficient structural steel design to reduce the amount of steel in the project
- Provision of indoor/outdoor break out space with amenities for staff
- Extensive regeneration to the existing local ecology, with a significant riparian zone established throughout the estate.