January 20, 2021

Sustainable Public Transport & Logistics Parks

This category for our purpose includes airports and associated buildings, seaports and associated buildings, rail stations, yards and inland container depots, metro stations and depots, bus and truck depots, logistics parks and warehouses, and the like. Depending on the scale of the building or campus, the requirements include basic functional services, waiting areas, loading areas, offices, eateries and hospitality areas in addition to warehouse infrastructure and industrial workshops for repair, maintenance and housekeeping of airplanes, ships, trains, buses and trucks. The design and maintenance of the building or campus requires the integration of large structural components, lighting design, mechanical air-conditioning and other services. Due to the scale of such facilities, any energy conservation effort for instance will result in huge savings. Similarly, for water, waste and materials planning. Occupant comfort and well-being are central to continued operations and requires an integration with the buildings, plant and machinery to all act as one. This requires a deep understanding of the building to function relationship.

The ecoinch team conducts extensive studies to ensure occupant comfort in indoor, outdoor and semi-covered areas for thermal, visual and acoustic health. Consumption of resources such as energy, water, waste and materials during construction and operations are managed through continual data gathering systems and robust machine learning protocols. For buildings, the strength of ecoinch’s buildings consultancy is the best fit to make the project green and measurable. Other areas include movement-path simulations to accurately predict people and goods flows for varied purposes and accordingly advise the design team to plan the evacuation paths, movement corridors, number of mechanical transportation options such as lifts, escalators and travelators.

Large facilities may include multiple agencies and varied standards. Providing a central system of eco-friendly housekeeping, engineering, pest control, landscaping, procurement and stores requires the formulation of green standards, policies and procedures. National and international standards are followed along with the technological advancements for integration of IT for implementation protocols. Use of automation and artificial intelligence has minimized errors and improved the productivity and predictability of systems installed. Central monitoring of resource consumption can be key in identifying areas of excess use and thereby for operations to continually upgrade equipment and systems for increased efficiency.

For more details on how ecoinch can make your facility green, get in touch with them today.