Rhenus launches new sustainable warehouses in Nuneaton

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Rhenus launches new sustainable warehouses in Nuneaton

A sustainable warehousing development, known as the ‘Rhenus Campus,’ was officially opened in a launch ceremony on Thursday, April 18th, by third-party logistics (3PL) provider Rhenus Warehousing Solutions UK.

The campus reaches high levels of sustainability by being certified “BREEAM Outstanding”. It is setting new standards for environmental protection, helping Rhenus Warehousing Solutions UK to put sustainability at the forefront of its operations.

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Rhenus Warehousing Solutions UK, which won the 2023 UKWA Award for Excellence in Sustainability, and Baytree are committed to pioneering environmental and social advancements associated with logistics buildings and creating new benchmarks in the sector.

The ‘Rhenus Campus’ is home to two warehouses, measuring one million square feet across 64 acres. The first warehouse is 210,000 square feet, whereas the second warehouse totals 771,000 square feet.

Significant reductions in whole-life carbon are being achieved, such as the CLT timber floors having 64 percent lower embodied carbon than a standard floor. Three air source heat pumps, enough to heat and ventilate the campus offices and provide frost protection for the warehouses, and 80 electric car charging points have been installed.

Renewable energy is being generated on-site via 2,288 415-watt solar panels, which give a total system size of over 949 kWp (kilowatt peak). The system will feed an estimated 870,000 kWh per annum into the campus – the equivalent power consumption of approximately 250 homes for a year.

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During the launch ceremony, the solar panels were switched on by UKWA Member Benefits Manager Tracey Starkey.

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Author: Anastasiya Simsek