Along with transport, the conference also looked at the country’s energy infrastructure. Simon Cox discussed Prologis UK’s approach to energy efficient buildings and the introduction of rooftop solar power as part of our new buildings. As peak energy costs rise, renewables will become increasingly important for logistics operators and as Edward Sargent explained, it will soon be possible to store renewable energy with Tesla’s Powerpack systems.
Keeping an eye on the future, the Internet of Things will soon allow occupiers to collect data in a way that allows them to monitor and manage energy usage in their buildings. As Benjamin Kott from EnergyDeck pointed out, occupiers will not only know how energy is utilised, they will have the reassurance of knowing that it is being optimised to suit the building’s purpose.