GREEN LOGISTICS PARK
The Freeport of Budapest Logistics Ltd. has started a significant logistics development in the northern part of Csepel. During the development, we consider environmental awareness to be important in all our new, modern buildings; a separate team is working on the sustainable design of our buildings during the design phase already, and these aspects will be prioritized in future operations as well. This is demonstrated by the certificates we’ve obtained regarding our buildings as well:
BSZL C1 – LEED Silver
BSZL E2 – LEED Silver
Rehabilitation of brownfield sites:
We have assigned a brownfield area with significant logistical potentials for our developments. This investment – implemented in a former factory area which is no longer in operation – fits well with the development objectives of the capital’s Széchenyi Plan and it also exploits the internal reserves of Budapest. For example, a concrete site used to be operating in the construction area of the E2 logistics hall.
Development of public transport:
We are consciously paying attention that we do not exceed the minimum number of parking spaces provided for by the local regulations, in order to facilitate the use of public transport. The parking spaces of halls C1 and E2 have been established in accordance with this as well. The public transport possibilities of the area are good, with easy access to the track-based transport means (H7 HÉV). A separate bus line will be introduced in the first half of 2020 for supplying the internal parts of the area, which will be adjusted to the different shifts.
Supporting alternative forms of transport:
At the entrance to the buildings, we have created a bicycle racks adjusted to the number of the workers. The changing rooms and showers in the buildings provide the conditions necessary for daily bicycle usage. There are 3 electric car- and 4 carpool parking places next to hall C1, while we have two separate parking places both for electric cars and for carpools as well next to hall E2.
During the construction, we put a lot of emphasis on protecting the environment and on the health protection of the workers. During the construction of the buildings, we pay special attention to minimizing the damage to the flora caused by the works. Furthermore, the resulting construction waste is collected completely and selectively.
DESIGN OF THE PLOTS
Ecological garden design:
When designing the gardens around the buildings, we have considered different ecological aspects, for example, we’ve planted plants that are “indigenous" in Hungary and do not require watering.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BUILDING DESIGN
In order to reduce water consumption, we have installed water-saving fittings in the buildings. Using renewable energy: As an alternative energy source, we have installed 4 solar panels on the roofs of both hall C1 and hall E2. Energy-conscious selection of materials: At hall E2, the roofs have been established with high solar reflectance index (SRI) in order to reduce the development of the so-called heat islands, and paving with grey tiles have been constructed near both halls.
Environmentally friendly use of materials:
When choosing the materials, the pavings and the furniture of our buildings, we have paid special attention to use environmentally friendly and health-friendly products, which have low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emission and have a valid EPD (Environmental Product Declarations) certification.
Selective waste collection:
In the area, we have created opportunity for selective waste collection both inside and outside of the buildings. Both hall C1 and hall E2 collect waste selectively, in 5 different groups: paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass.
Combined with the above, we provide a user-friendly and environmentally friendly work environment for our colleagues who use the buildings. Area designated for smoking: Smoking is possible outdoors, in a covered area next to each building, at designated locations.
The internal ventilation of the buildings:
The ventilation of the buildings is mostly done by natural means, the windows can be opened in halls C1 and E2.