SHANGHAI, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — On May 17, 2022, TUV Rheinland Greater China (TUV Rheinland) and the British Research Establishment (BRE) granted the Certification of Excellence for net-zero carbon buildings to new buildings in Shanghai Fengxian Lingang Park (VX Lingang Logistics Park) developed and constructed by VX Logistics. This is the pioneer net-zero carbon building certification project for logistics parks in China.
TUV Rheinland and BRE Award VX Logistics China’s First Net-zero Carbon Certification for Logistics Park
With a total gross floor area of about 110,000 square meters, VX Lingang Park has green environmental design as its core competitiveness. It is built as a zero-carbon smart logistics park from several dimensions, such as efficient land use, water saving, energy saving, material saving, and environmental comfort. High-performance building envelopes have been adopted for use in the park, along with active use of roof skylight natural lighting to reduce artificial lighting, improved efficiency for mechanical and electrical systems, strengthened operation management for each system, use of high-efficiency water-saving appliances, and the configuration of special parking spaces for low-emission and energy-saving vehicles.
In addition, by setting up a distributed photovoltaic system on the roof of each warehouse, a completely different power supply structure has been created for VX Lingang Park compared to the past. for, and the power generation can offset the comprehensive operation energy consumption of the buildings. During the life cycle of the park’s distributed photovoltaic system equipment, the energy savings will be equivalent to nearly 26,000 tons of standard coal, nearly 68,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, more than 200 tons of sulfur dioxide emissions, more than 1,200 tons of nitrogen oxide emissions, and more than 23,000 tons of dust emissions.
The development of low-carbon, near-zero-carbon, and net zero-carbon building systems is an important part of building a low-carbon city. In the past two decades, the scale of construction in China has expanded rapidly. Whether it is a new building or an existing building, assessing its life-cycle carbon emissions is extremely challenging but significant.
TUV Rheinland and BRE jointly launched the net-zero carbon building certification scheme in 2021. The certification is a quantitative verification and management system evaluation of carbon emissions over the whole life cycle of buildings based on the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) issued by BRE, the international verification standard for greenhouse gas emission, the China’s Guidelines for the Verification of Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and both domestic and foreign carbon footprint calculation standards for buildings. The scope of certification covers the embodied carbon emissions of building materials, operational carbon emissions during building operation periods (new buildings, existing buildings), as well as the carbon emissions throughout the life cycle of a building, thus ensuring that the building achieves the least carbon emissions and the highest resource utilization efficiency during its life cycle.
As the world’s leading technical service provider, TUV Rheinland has been committed to providing safe and sustainable solutions to the challenges arising from the interaction of humans, the environment, and technology. Net-zero carbon building certification provides additional options for net-zero carbon emissions in new and existing buildings. In the future, TUV Rheinland and BRE will provide customized net-zero carbon emission solutions for more construction projects, and jointly contribute to the low-carbon and sustainable development of China’s construction industry.
About VX Logistic
In 2015, Vanke Group officially launched its independent logistics brand, VX Logistic, which after seven years of development has become an outstanding multi-temperature area integrated logistics solution service provider in China.
VX Logistic provides customers with high-standard warehousing facilities and diversified cold chain logistics services. VX’s core business focuses on six major urban agglomerations across the country, covering 47 major cities, with 153 logistics parks, operation and management of 39 professional cold chain logistics parks nationally, and a warehousing scale of more than 11 million square meters.
VX Logistic helps enterprises improve the efficiency of supply chains, serves to better people’s lives, and is committed to becoming a logistics strategic partner trusted by customers.
About TUV Rheinland Greater China
An internationally leading independent third-party testing, inspection, certification, training, and consulting organization, TUV Rheinland has 150 years of experience and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. TUV Rheinland employs over 4,000 people in the Greater China region, and operates in five Business Streams: Industrial Services & Cybersecurity, Mobility, Products, Training and Consulting, and Systems.
The group is involved in all important areas of business and life. This starts with the energy sector and the consumer goods industry, and includes the automotive industry, basic materials and investment goods, environmental technology, trade, construction, aviation, railway technology, the IT sector, information security and data protection, logistics, banks and financial service providers, agriculture, tourism, as well as the education and healthcare sectors.
TUV Rheinland has long been synonymous with rigorous high-quality testing and certification services and provision of a diversity of professional assessments from an impartial and independent perspective. We provide local companies with one-stop solutions that comply with safety, quality, and environment-friendly requirements.
About BRE and BREEAM
BRE is a world-leading, multi-disciplinary building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure through research and knowledge generation. It uses its cutting-edge research to develop a range of products, services, standards, and qualifications that are used around the world to bring about positive change in the built environment.
BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure, and buildings. It recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment life cycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment. BREEAM does this through third party certification of the assessment of an asset’s environmental, social, and economic sustainability performance, using standards developed by BRE. This means BREEAM-rated developments are more sustainable environments that enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them, help protect natural resources, and make for more attractive property investments.
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