Energy efficiency at Prologis Park West London

Press Release

October 11, 2016
by Paul Weston

The first speculative distribution centre to be developed at Prologis Park West London is on track to achieve a carbon emissions reduction of approximately 40% above Part L of the Building Regulations 2013, exceeding the 35% target set by the London Plan.

Construction of DC1, the 78,780 square foot building started on site in March this year and is scheduled to complete in November.  Designed and constructed to reach a minimum BREEAM ‘Very Good’ standard, the building is set to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation.
 
DC1 at Prologis Park West London
In the UK, Prologis has pioneered an approach to sustainable distribution centres based on established environmental standards and its own methodology. One of the aims of this approach is to minimise operational carbon emissions and so reduce the amount of energy needed to operate the building.

At Prologis Park West London, the company has followed its usual practise of implementing passive design measures, such as high levels of air tightness and insulation to reduce the need for energy; using energy efficient plant, such as LED lighting when energy is essential; and if required, putting in place low or zero carbon technologies to further reduce operational carbon emissions.
 

We aim to provide high quality, energy efficient facilities for our customers and we are delighted that our approach to sustainable development has taken us beyond the high standards set by the London Plan.

Paul Weston, Prologis UK

At DC1, Prologis has installed a rooftop 46kwp Solar PV array that will meet around 10% of the building’s regulated energy, which is calculated at approximately 40,047.5 kWh per annum. There will also be a Solar Thermal Hot Water system for added carbon savings.

“The London Plan sets the most stringent carbon emissions reduction targets in the country,” said Paul Weston, Senior Vice President at Prologis.