SITL Paris 2015: Prologis Honoured With 15th Innovation Award In “Best Innovation, Infrastructure or Logistic site” category
PARIS, (7 April 2015) - Prologis, the global leader in industrial real estate, today announced it has been awarded the “Best Innovation” award for its dynamic energy simulation (DES) that was implemented at Prologis Park Vémars DC 2 on behalf of L’Oréal France Grand Public during the SITL Paris 2015 transport and logistics exhibition.
DES: an original and innovative approach
DES enables a significant reduction in energy consumption. This innovation is applicable to all operators or users of our logistics platforms, including logistics service providers, industrial companies, carriers, e-commerce companies and distributors. DES enables them to effectively simulate, reduce and optimize energy consumption, in a process that takes into account the return on investment time factor and the site’s overall actual consumption. The results of this analysis are expressed as final (billed) energy in euros. This means it is possible to evaluate the operating expenses reliably and in advance.
DES: a tool that stays active throughout the life of the building
The process is to be used from the warehouse design stage. DES can also be used in the operating phase. As the building and its characteristics are pre-modelled and saved, it is possible at any time to produce additional simulations in order to adapt to changes of the building’s operation or the regulations or new equipment.
DES: an approach with economic and ecological stakes
This process, especially adapted for logistics, is particularly attractive for its highly novel approach of simulations calculated for "active" buildings. DES takes account of a building’s intrinsic characteristics and also its operational or occupancy methods. All the energy consumed, such as heating and lighting, is taken into account, unlike regulatory calculations (RT2005) which only note the consumption of primary energy based only on standard heads, such as heating, air-conditioning and auxiliaries, and which do not take into account the influence of the building’s actual operation. DES establishes an overall tailor-made configuration, adapted to users’ requirements, which it then converts into financial data. This means different comparisons can be performed easily and quickly, and very accurately.
DES: a collaborative approach with L’Oréal France Grand Public allowing it more than 25% energy savings
L’Oréal uses Prologis Vémars building for its logistics activities - L’Oreal France Grand Public, LaScad and Garnier - to different outlets in the north of France. The storage of cosmetic products is subject to regulatory and, particularly, thermal constraints. Our customer has to store its products in an environment kept at 17°C. In these conditions, it is all the more important to control energy consumption, in part by minimizing the building’s losses, and in part by adjusting its operation. While maintaining the operating objectives set by the logistics division of L’Oréal, DES has enabled the significant reduction of energy consumption by actions whose returns are secured over the period of the lease (more than 25% savings compared with a new standard "class A" building). L’Oréal has achieved savings of more than 25%.
“We are proud to receive this award, which is recognition of our efforts in terms of innovation to offer our customers outstanding solutions within an environmental and economic approach,” declared François Rispe, Regional Head Prologis, Southern Europe.
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of June 30, 2017, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 64 million square meters in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern distribution facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,200 customers across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.
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