Sustainability

Sustainability is about creating value for all stakeholders, from those that live, work and play in our places to our investors, addressing environmental, social and governance impacts across everything we do.

Moorebank Logistics Park will be a benchmark in environmentally sustainable design (ESD) practices across every facet of the development, including precinct wide initiatives as well as tenant led activity.

To deliver on our objectives, we are working with industry leading bodies including the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) to implement performance based rating tools for the project and our tenants.

LOGOS will construct all new buildings to achieve a Design and Build Green Star 5 Star certification.  This will at a minimum deliver the following:

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Management
Green Star Accredited Professionals (GSAP) will be engaged as an active part of the design and delivery process to develop and implement the various initiatives.
Commissioning and Tuning
An Independent Commissioning Agent (ICA) will be engaged to assist in the preparation of a building commissioning plan and to lead the building tuning team who will undertake building energy monitoring and turning during the initial stages of building occupancy.
Commitment to Performance
The building lease will include commitments by Tenants to set targets and monitor environmental performance of the facility.
Metering and Monitoring
Usage meters will be installed on all key power and water uses throughout the facility and connected to a remotely accessible Building Monitoring System to enable tracking of building power and water usage.
Indoor Air Quality
Increased fresh air intake on the building Air Conditioning system.
Indoor Pollutants
Use products with low or zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Formaldehyde.
Building Envelope
The external building envelope will be heavily insulated to increase occupant comfort and reduce energy usage relating to heating and cooling. All external windows to be double glazed.
Lighting
All lighting within the building to be high efficiency LED technology. Warehouse lighting will be fitted with individual motion detectors allowing lighting to switch off when not in use.
Active Transport facilities
Secure and undercover bicycle parking facilities will be provided together with access to lockers, showers and changing facilities to encourage active transport options for building staff.
Electric vehicle Infrastructure
Charging points will be provided within the carpark to encourage usage of electric vehicles.
Water Efficiency
Water efficient fixtures and fittings will be selected for the facility with Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) ratings.
Rainwater Storage and Re-use
150,000L rainwater collection and storage tank and pumps are included in the proposal to service toilet flushing and landscape irrigation and reduce overall reliance of potable water.
Embodied Carbon Reduction
A 15-20% reduction in Portland Cement content will be targeted for all insitu concrete within the site and replaced with post-industrial waste products such as ground granulated blast furnace slab (GGBFS) and fly ash.
Construction waste
A minimum of 80-90% of all waste generated during construction will be diverted from landfill and recycled. Reduction in single use plastics across construction projects as adopted across LOGOS.

Project Benefits

At full capacity, the Moorebank Logistics Park will:

  • Cut more than 3,000 heavy truck movements from Sydney’s roads each day;
  • Reduce truck emissions by a total of more than 110,000 tCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) per year;
  • Reduce the distance travelled by container trucks on Sydney’s road network by 150,000 kilometres every day, and the distance travelled by long distance interstate freight trucks by 93,000 kilometres every day;
  • Deliver substantial carbon emission reductions compared to a business as usual scenario;
  • Generate a minimum of 50,000 MWh/year from renewable energy sources installed on site;
  • Create 6,800 jobs; and
  • Create around $11 billion in economic benefits over 30 years, including $120 million a year for the economy of south-western Sydney, through the improvements to productivity as well as reduced business costs, reduced road congestion and better environmental outcomes.

Energy & Carbon

  • Use of passive design techniques such as building orientation, layout design, thermal massing and facade design.
  • High performance double glazing to all facades.
  • Efficient HVAC equipment with economy cycle.
  • High efficiency and intelligent lighting and control systems.
  • Commissioning and tuning of building services.
  • Extensive energy sub-metering and monitoring system.
  • Use of electric machinery where possible (instead of diesel or LPG)
  • Installation of onsite renewable energy sources.

Water

  • Installation of rain water tanks for the purpose of landscape irrigation and toilet flushing.
  • Installation of onsite detention basins.
  • Flush kerb garden beds are proposed, to ensure total stormwater runoff is reduced and any runoff is treated to a high standard prior to leaving the site.
  • High efficiency water fixtures and fittings with minimum 4 star WELS rating.
  • Air cooled air conditioning equipment.
  • Water sub-metering and monitoring system.

Road Costs

Road costs only increasing

Round trip toll costs for trucks ex Port Botany.

  • Marsden Park $76.36
  • Eastern Creek $75.68
  • Prestons Return $35.68
  • Moorebank Return $28.12

Significant long term savings in moving from road to rail.

Other

  • Improved user comfort through HVAC, building fabric performance and fixed shading design.
  • HVAC system with economy cycle.
  • Low toxicity materials and finishes.
  • Flicker free, efficient lighting design.
  • Comprehensive environmental and waste management practices during construction.
  • A dedicated central waste recycling area to facilitate recycling during building operation.
  • Material selection focussed on reducing environmental impact and providing a healthy interior environment.
  • Cyclist facilities and fuel efficient vehicle parking spaces to reduce transport related impacts.
  • Extensive and diverse landscaping to enhance ecological value and improve stormwater quality.
  • Sustainability criteria as part of the fitout guide.

Flythrough

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