For the first time in India, a Green Rating System for logistics parks & warehouses has been launched by the CII-Indian Green Building Council. The IGBC Green Logistics Parks & Warehouses Rating System was launched during the inaugural session of CII Institute of Logistics Conference on Building Warehousing Competitiveness 2020.
The rating system was launched online by Leena Nandan, Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, V Suresh, Chairman – IGBC & Former CMD, HUDCO and A M Visvanathan, Chair – IGBC Green Logistics Parks & Warehouses, Executive Vice President and Business Head – Godrej Storage Solutions, Godrej & Boyce.
The rating system addresses unique green concepts such as Design of docking bays and dock levellers, Electric vehicles for indoor material handling, GHG inventory & mitigation measures, Transport modal mix, Vehicular routing, Parking for service vehicles, Green packaging and Basic amenities for staff & drivers.
The rating system is designed to address a variety of storage facilities for both new and existing typologies such as logistics parks, warehouses, cold storages and other storage spaces. The rating system addresses the National Priorities and is developed in congruent with National & several State policies. Further, the rating system is developed aligning the requirements with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
By adopting the rating tool, the projects would achieve various tangible and intangible benefits including energy and water savings and health and well-being of occupants.
CII Indian Green Building Council has formed an exclusive Committee under the leadership of Visvanathan on Green Logistics Parks, Warehouses & Cold Storages with the industry leaders and experts from the logistics sector to take views and suggestions, on driving the green logistics movement in the country.