Logistics is not a green sector. The carbon emissions created by transporting goods has continued to climb in recent decades, while warehouses and logistics complexes need an ever-increasing amount of space. The boom in online retail has also contributed to this. But an environmental revolution is underway in the sector. Companies are increasingly attaching importance to sustainability within logistics. “Green logistics” has become much more than just a buzzword for many in the industry. Throughout the sector, individuals and companies are looking for ways to use materials in a more environmentally friendly manner, reduce carbon emissions and reduce the amount of land that is used. Warehouses or logistics halls are an element of the supply chain that is at the very heart of the issue of sustainability within logistics.
Warehouses and logistics buildings take up space. Even small- to medium-sized buildings quickly grow to occupy 1000 square metres, while large industrial tents in a multi-aisle design easily need ten times this amount of space. If a foundation needs to be constructed, the soil is sealed even when the building is no longer needed.
The solution: Industrial tents without foundations
The overall sustainability of a building is determined by its entire life cycle – including the time when it is no longer used. When a permanent building is constructed from steel or reinforced concrete, a huge amount of waste is created. The picture is very different when a mobile prefabricated building is erected, however – and that results in improved sustainability for the logistics sector.
An added benefit: long service life
Lighting requirements for a warehouse are very different from those in an office building. Providing warehouse facilities with adequate lighting can be environmentally harmful and cost-prohibitive, however, simply because of the size of the space.
The solution: roofing that lets light through
Short transport routes are becoming more important, while flows of goods are changing. Building locations that are attractive today might be less so tomorrow. Many companies in logistics are seeing an increasing need for warehouses and logistics space. Only a few can – or want to – foresee a planning period of more than three years.
The solution: temporary buildings that are easy to erect and dismantle
With its 100-year history of building construction, including thousands of temporary building projects, Herchenbach combines experience with innovation. Products are continually developed and refined in the company’s in-house engineering department – with a view not only to costs, but also to sustainability within logistics. Various storage and logistics solutions can be implemented quickly and easily with the modular system. Work with our experts to configure the size and layout of your building in a way that best fits your company’s requirements. You can also use our cost-effective financing options. With a rented temporary building you can make significant savings on an investment budget and protect your finances. You will also be protecting the environment, because when you no longer need your building, it will disappear from the site in just a few days and can be sustainably reused in another location.