Construction materials. The use of sustainable construction materials contributes to a lowering of the ecological footprint of warehouses. Using non-toxic paints, high-value insulation, installing skylights or natural light access points leads to a more efficient building.
Energy efficiency. Solar panels and stormwater management systems improve energy efficiency and self-sufficiency. Other improvements include the use of light-colored materials and natural native landscaping. High-efficiency climate control systems can help to manage building temperature and airflow for reduced heating and cooling expenditure. The use of solar panels is once again a major impact factor here.
Equipment. By using electric-powered lift trucks and stacking cranes instead of internal combustion engines, the total emissions of the storage area go down. The utilization of synthetic pallets, advanced designs in trucking.
Operations. Improved inventory and transport management systems have a major impact on the sustainability of warehousing operations.