GLP Dongguan Xinsha Achieves Highest Level of Net Zero Carbon Certification for Logistics Parks in China by TÜV Rheinland and BRE
The net zero park will be fully powered by solar energy generated on-site, estimated to reduce over 1,800 tonnes of carbon emissions annually
Shanghai, 12 December 2022 – GLP Park Dongguan Xinsha has been awarded the Certification of Outstanding for Net-Zero Carbon Buildings for logistics parks by TÜV Rheinland and the British Research Establishment (BRE) which seeks to recognise projects with low carbon development and operations.
GLP Park Dongguan Xinsha attained the highest level of certification in China for a logistics asset by reducing carbon emissions during the construction stage through sourcing sustainable building materials and adopting green architectural design. It is designed with energy efficient measures including natural ventilation and lighting, light sensors and the installation of solar panels. Upon completion, the park’s annual carbon emissions are expected to be reduced by over 1,800 tonnes and on-site solar panels will generate enough renewable energy to meet the needs of its daily operations to make the park’s operations carbon neutral.
Launched in 2021, the Net Zero Carbon Building Certification Scheme evaluates carbon emissions and resource efficiency throughout the life cycle of the asset based on the British Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) issued by BRE along with other domestic and international building carbon emissions calculation standards.
GLP Park Dongguan Xinsha is a redevelopment project designed by Haiyi Design Institute, GLP's in-house architectural design specialist in China. It is being converted into a four-storey sorting plant and warehouse and will serve as an integrated cold chain logistics facility for food and beverage production, processing, distribution and trading in the Greater Bay Area.
Reducing carbon emissions is our most important initiative and GLP is working towards becoming a carbon neutral business by refining our construction process to reduce embodied carbon, investing in energy-efficient measures, and making capital improvements. At the end of 2021, GLP had 343 global sustainable building certifications and has publicly committed to building 100% of new logistics real estate developments in China, Japan, Europe, US, Brazil and India to globally recognized green building certifications.