Cividate al Piano

41,600 tonnes

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Construction Carbon successfully assessed and verified Logistics Capital Partners industrial warehouse ‘Cividate al Piano’ as carbon neutral and has shown the way to achieving net zero design in future projects.

Project:

Cividate al Piano, Fulfillment Centre, Bergamo, Italy

Developer:

Logistics Capital Partners

Carbon emissions:

41,600 tonnes CO2e (carbon dioxide or equivalent greenhouse gas emissions)

Assessment and works:

Construction Carbon provided an upfront carbon emissions calculation and the provision of a Lifecycle Carbon Assessment for the build of an industrial warehouse totalling 59,450 m2.

The works included building a concrete and steel frame with metal cladding and sandwich panel facade. External works included roads, pavements, soft landscaping and some small ancillary buildings.

Sustainability goals:

The aim was to understand carbon hotspots, consider how the performance may be improved for future similar developments and minimise the project’s carbon footprint.  LCP learned that carbon assessments must be undertaken on speculative buildings at a much earlier stage so that they have the control to design out and mitigate carbon content.

We were not able to get a better accreditation than carbon neutral at the point of practical completion – it was a bespoke building prelet to Amazon.

Key reduction measures:

The design of the building was extended to incorporate full solar installation on the roof.

Residual emissions:

LCP chose to support the The Aliağa Wind Farm in Turkey as a way of offsetting their residual emissions.

This was done via Gold Standard offsets, which were independently verified and reported on a public register as per the UK Green Building Council’s guidance on Net Zero for construction projects.   You can see more about the project here.

The client says:

“The logistics sector has a big opportunity to make a difference by making warehouses carbon neutral and even carbon positive. If a small private group like ourselves is able to demonstrate this link clearly and credibly, then this is a challenge to the rest of the industry and the institutional capital universe."

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