The Covid-19 pandemic has added to a growing list of daunting challenges faced by the commercial real estate industry Property operators are being asked to meet an increasing array of customer demands, many of which go beyond basic operations to include providing mixed office spaces, protecting employee health, and improving sustainability performance.

Promoting sustainable buildings to reap both environmental and commercial benefits

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development puts forward the concept of sustainable buildings. It calls for reductions in the environmental impact and for the integration of buildings within their surroundings. It also highlights the need to protect human health. As a result, the industry is on the lookout for new low-carbon and green building solutions.

Efforts to advance sustainability goals are not only good for the environment, but also deliver significant payback in terms of reduced energy costs and business growth. Companies need to balance economic and social returns, since it is crucial for enhancing their resilience.

Over the years, Prologis has been increasing its investment in sustainable business while helping customers go green. This is a reflection of our commitment to sustainable operations. In its latest ESG report, Prologis vowed to put up more smart and sustainable buildings, with a mind to finding effective ways to reduce energy costs and improve efficiency.

As demand grows on the supply chain market, three-dimensional warehouses gain traction

The pandemic has seen a boom in e-commerce as people increasingly turn to online shopping. As a result, the demands being placed on industrial infrastructure by the consumer market are also changing.

At the end of the first quarter of 2022, the appetite for warehousing and distribution services in the U.S. market had been on the rise, making multi-story warehouses increasingly popular.

With the rapid growth of e-commerce, it has become increasingly difficult to enable the efficient handling of goods in warehouses. Advancements in three-dimensional warehouses have led to optimized racking layouts, automated storage and retrieval systems and greater ease of operation. This has resulted in increased productivity.

Warehousing is an important part in the supply chain system. Building vertically to save floor space is becoming a prevailing trend in the world of warehousing. With a high degree of automation, vertical warehouses help to shorten delivery times.

A good workplace is essential for employee health and well-being

In addition, a sustainable building lends a helping hand towards building a healthier work environment for all.

Therefore, the monitoring of indoor environmental quality and the optimization of ventilation systems all contribute to a smart, healthy and efficient workplace.

Since its introduction as the world’s first building certification standard for indoor environments that enhance human health and well-being, the WELL Building Standard has gained global recognition。

More and more companies want to be WELL certificated to optimize their buildings and meet the needs and interests of their employees. Thus, the adoption of sustainable buildings can be seen as a long-term investment in the health and well-being of employees. It is also good for a company’s ESG system.


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