Rating system for logistics, warehousing gets launched
As per news reports, CII-Indian Green Building Council has digitally launched its IGBC Green Logistics Parks & Warehouses rating system. The main objective for the rating system it to enable a holistic approach for developing state-of-the-art green logistics facilities in the country.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, e-commerce sector is witnessing a surge in demand, which is further fostering growth in the logistics sector in India. Demand for freight-forwarding, warehousing and supply chain is increasing to cater to the requirements. By adopting the rating tool, the projects would achieve various tangible and intangible benefits including energy and water savings and health & well-being of occupants.
The rating system is unique, first-of-its-kind and exclusively developed to address logistics parks, warehouses, cold storages and other storage facilities in India. The rating addresses key green concepts such as design of docking bays and dock levellers, electric vehicles for indoor material handling and mitigation measures, transport modal mix, vehicular routing, parking for service vehicles, green packaging and basic amenities for staff & drivers.
According to officials, given the present demand in the logistics sector, it is expected to contribute 1 billion sq ft of registered green footprint by 2022. The aspiration for the Council is to have 10 billion sq ft of registered green footprint by 2022.