Green leaders: September 15, 2023

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Bronx Logistics Center

A new distribution centre in the Bronx, New York, has received a formal Precertification Letter from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) designating the project with a LEED v4 Platinum rating, the highest LEED certification available by the governing body. The Bronx Logistics Center is a project of Turnbridge Equities and affiliates of Dune Real Estate Partners LP. The 1.3-million-square-foot project includes 32-foot clear heights, two exclusive site entrances for 585,000 square feet of warehouse space, and nearly 17 acres of parking and truck court areas accommodating over 1,500 parking spots.

Bronx Logistics Center will contain its own electrical substation within its walls.

The designation makes Bronx Logistics Center the US East Coast’s first distribution warehouse with a LEED Platinum rating, with only nine other distribution buildings throughout the entire United States achieving the USGBC’s highest rating. It will contain its own Con Edison electrical substation housed within its walls, providing power for up to 100 percent of its structured parking stalls to accommodate electrical vehicle (EV) charging and future EV tractor-trailer charging. Additionally, the project will feature a 2.9-megawatt solar array on the building’s rooftop, making it one of New York City’s largest private sources of renewable energy. The property will include bicycle storage rooms, smart metering for managing water usage, light fixtures intended to limit light pollution, and MERV-13 filters to improve indoor air quality, among other green power and carbon offsets.

Gebrüder Weiss trikes

Providing delivery services on Croatian islands with their small towns and narrow streets has never been easy. This is why Gebrüder Weiss has started to offer its customers a particularly eco-friendly transport solution this summer: the logistics company now uses electric tricycles for deliveries to private homes and companies located on the islands of Rab and Lošinj. These vehicles have a low-noise but high-performance electric motor and are easy to maneuver, which makes them perfect for deliveries in small towns, tourist resorts and national parks – above all during the holiday season.

A Gebrüder Weiss employee delivering consignments in the narrow streets of Rab.