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Green Transformation

Cushman & Wakefield releases a report that… helps

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Global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has prepared a report Industrial Goes Green on sustainability solutions that can be used in warehouses to reduce the environmental footprint of such facilities. The publication is accompanied by a special charity campaign where funds raised will be donated to the Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency (FEWE).

Cushman & Wakefield’s Industrial Goes Green report exclusively focuses on technologies that can help save the environment. It presents the costs and benefits of each solution and the findings of a pioneering survey of developers’ opinions and the actual use of green technologies in Polish warehouses.

The publication also has a charity element added to it. To provide real assistance to environmental protection organisations, its authors made available advertorial pages in the report. All the proceeds from advertisements placed by report partners will be donated to FEWE to support it in achieving its statutory goals. Developers who have joined this initiative include 7R, CTP, GLP, Logicor, Panattoni Europe, Prologis, and SEGRO.

“I am pleased that our green report has come out and I hope it will contribute to promoting sustainable solutions and making the industrial sector ‘greener’. With this work, we also wanted to provide real support in promoting environmental protection measures. We are immensely grateful to all the developers who have signed up to this initiative. Your enthusiastic approach was an additional incentive for us. We hope that the funds raised will help the Foundation achieve its other objectives,” says Joanna Sinkiewicz, head of Industrial & Logistics, Cushman & Wakefield.

“We are planning to use the funds to develop and promote good practices for local plans and programmes to support energy efficiency and climate action,” says Szymon Liszka, president of the management board of the Foundation for Energy Efficiency. “The transition to a climate-neutral economy requires a fundamental change to the way we think and act. With the expertise and available technologies, achieving this goal appears to be within reach. Our success, however, hinges on our ability to use what we have on a large scale in practice. Warehouse facilities, just like other buildings, have huge potential to reduce energy requirements and to satisfy a considerable proportion of such requirements with solar energy, for instance. This report provides an insight into available solutions and is an inspiration to take action that will bring tangible results for the environment and local communities, and will help you prepare for the consequences of climate change and find ‘a place for yourself’ in the ongoing energy transformation. However, we need to remember that case-by-case analyses such as energy or environmental audits are required in order to identify an optimal solution in a specific case. No matter what technical solutions are used during the construction or refurbishment of a building, it is necessary to launch an ongoing energy and environment management process, for instance based on the ISO 50001 standard, and to make building occupiers use it with green awareness in order to ensure that effects are achieved and are long-lasting.”

The Foundation for Energy Efficiency (Fundacja na rzecz Efektywnego Wykorzystania Energii, FEWE) is a non-governmental organisation whose mission is to support sustainable development of the Polish economy and environmental protection through promoting energy efficiency. Founded in 1990, the Foundation is focused on promoting energy-efficient technologies and equipment, social training and education, and supporting local authorities in planning and organizing fuel and energy supplies, as well as environmental protection and energy and environmental management.

The full report can be found here


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