Next Article in Journal
Characteristics of Rainfall Runoff Pollutant and Initial Treatment
Previous Article in Journal
Evaluating the Influence of Criteria to Attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Develop Supporting Industries in Vietnam by Utilizing Fuzzy Preference Relations
Previous Article in Special Issue
To Green or Not to Green: A Political, Economic and Social Analysis for the Past Failure of Green Logistics
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sustainability 2016, 8(5), 448; doi:10.3390/su8050448

Low-Carbon Warehousing: Examining Impacts of Building and Intra-Logistics Design Options on Energy Demand and the CO2 Emissions of Logistics Centers

1
Institute for Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics, Technical University of Munich, 85748 Garching, Germany
2
Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design, Technical University of Munich, 80333 Munich, Germany
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Russell G Thompson
Received: 15 February 2016 / Revised: 27 April 2016 / Accepted: 29 April 2016 / Published: 6 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Green Logistics)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [6398 KB, uploaded 6 May 2016]   |  

Abstract

Logistics centers contribute to CO2 emissions in the building and logistics sector and therefore share a responsibility to decarbonize not only the supply chain. Synergy effects in both building and intra-logistics should be considered as suitable levers to lower energy demand and related CO2 emissions. This research develops firs t with a systemic approach an integrated analytical model for energy calculation and reference building models for different types of logistics centers to provide basic knowledge and a methodological framework for planners and managers to aid in the selection of different intra-logistics and building design options for optimum energy efficiency. It then determines the energy demand in reference building models and performs parameter studies to examine interrelations and impacts of design options for intra-logistics, building technology, and building skin on energy demand. It combines these to optimized reference building models to show the extent to which energy and CO2 emission savings can be reached. The results show that it is possible to significantly lower CO2 emissions. However, there are clear differences between the different types of logistics centers and the impacts of different design options. View Full-Text
Keywords: net-zero energy warehouse; logistics center; green logistics; logistics planning; energy efficiency; carbon emission net-zero energy warehouse; logistics center; green logistics; logistics planning; energy efficiency; carbon emission
Figures

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Freis, J.; Vohlidka, P.; Günthner, W.A. Low-Carbon Warehousing: Examining Impacts of Building and Intra-Logistics Design Options on Energy Demand and the CO2 Emissions of Logistics Centers. Sustainability 2016, 8, 448.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top