2010-11-17 Hong Kong
Kerry Logistics has opened the first phase of its Product Customization and Consolidation Centre (PC³) in Tai Po Industrial Estate, Hong Kong targeting leading fashion and retail brands. With a total area of 277,000 square feet, the facility boasts a number of energy and environmental features to support greener supply chains.
Aiming to be LEED (Gold) and HK-BEAM (Gold) compliant, the purpose-built facility has incorporated green technology into the design and construction. For example, mitigation measures for air, noise and water pollution were applied during the construction period. Other environmental designs include building materials with high solar reflectance, a roof which is organically ‘greened’ to reduce the heat island effect, and a rainwater irrigation system. In addition, a high-energy performance air-conditioning system able to achieve 14% energy savings and a fresh water plumbing installation that can attain 25% water savings were among other energy features. Moreover, solar and wind energy are widely employed throughout the building.
LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. Similarly, HK-BEAM (Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method) is an initiative to measure, improve, certify and label the whole-life environmental sustainability of buildings and one of the leading schemes in the world.
As demand grows for green logistics solutions, the Hong Kong-based global logistics company is focused on reducing carbon emissions and ultimately the carbon footprint for products processed through the facility, supporting its customers’ own green product targets.
These services enable Kerry Logistics’ customers to reduce inventory and costs, save time, improve efficiency and allow for products to be delivered direct to stores anywhere in the world.
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