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LEED®certified logistics warehouse

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Located in Bovolone, in the province of Verona, it is a building for logistics use consisting of a warehouse section of about 12,000 m2, an office section of about 500 m2 and a caretaker’s house of about 125 m2. It is equipped with 10 loading bays.
The shell and structural frame are made of precast concrete. In the warehouse, there are skylights in the roof; in the offices and the caretaker’s house, on the other hand, strip windows ensure an adequate contribution of natural light to the lighting comfort of the spaces.
The HVAC system is composed as follows

in the warehouse spaces, which are not air-conditioned, there is a mechanical ventilation system with air handling units;
negli spazi ufficio e nella casa del custode, è presente un sistema VRV per riscaldamento e raffrescamento e recuperatori di calore nel controsoffitto per ventilazione meccanica.

The lighting consists of LED luminaires. There is a photovoltaic system on the roof.

SUSTAINABILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LEED® CERTIFIED OFFICE COMPLEX

  1. Use of materials with recycled content
  2. External air flow rates according to ASHRAE 62.1:2010
  3. Sanitary appliances with reduced water flow rate
  4. Photovoltaic roof panels
  5. Use of materials with Environmental Product Declaration
  6. Materials with high Solar Reflectance Index
  7. Monitoring of electrical and water energy consumption
  8. LED lighting fixtures
  9. Indoor air quality control during construction
  10. Sustainable site waste management Air handling units with high efficiency heat recovery

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Rating system: LEED® BD+C v4:Warehouse and Distribution Center
Certification level: 66/110 points, LEED® Gold

Below, for each category, the percentage contribution to the total certification score. Also to the side, the score achieved against the total score that can be acquired for each category.

Punteggio Leed - POV1

ACTIVITIES

LEED® pre-assessment feasibility analysis

Preliminary assessment of the overall sustainability of the intervention: choice of the best LEED® certification rating to be applied, of the achievable credits and assessment of the resulting achievable certification level.

LEED® TM in design phase

Project team coordination activities through:
– Guidance on the choice of design features, materials and equipment in accordance with LEED® requirements.
– Project management on the LEED® online portal.

LEED® TM during construction

Construction team coordination activities through:
– LEED® approval of supplies.
– Coordination of activities related to the implementation of site plans
– Project management on the LEED® online portal.

Fundamental commissioning

Commissioning is a prerequisite for LEED®, the main purpose of which is to ensure that buildings and installations are designed, constructed and delivered to the client according to clear and well-defined criteria. The tangible benefits of the process, if implemented on time, are
– increases in occupant productivity
– containment of construction costs
– shorter plant commissioning times

Advanced commissioning

Advanced Commissioning for both installations and building shells, in addition to the basic commissioning activities, includes the analysis and drafting of further documentation to support the subsequent operation of the installations and the implementation of tests on the installations 10 months after occupancy.

Energy modelling

Activity to construct the energy model of the building-plant system. The aim is to compare two models of the same building, baseline and proposed, the first built according to Ashrae 90.1 app. G and the second according to the project. The result is a snapshot of the building’s consumption based on the implemented usage standards, which are the same. The prerequisite and related credit involves comparing the “proposed” and “baseline” models in order to calculate a percentage of energy cost savings and assign a score consistent with the final certification score.

LCA analysis

Evaluation of the building’s life cycle using a structured and internationally standardised method to quantify potential impacts on the environment and human health by distinguishing them into different categories.
For each of these categories, the percentage reductions in environmental impact were calculated by comparing the proposed project with a reference model, equivalent to the project in shape, size and orientation, constructed using traditional building materials.

PROJECT TEAM

Architectural Project: Studio Biguzzi e Associati
Electrical and special systems project: Dabster Engineering
Mechanical systems project Dabster Engineering
LEED consulting during design and construction GreeningLAB, a division of
Planex s.r.l. Engineering companies
Energy Modeling: GreeningLAB, a division of
Planex s.r.l. Engineering companies
Commissioning authority: CommissionLab, a division of
Planex s.r.l. Engineering companies
Centro logistico certificato LEED

BOV1

Via Enzo Ferrari, Bovolone – VR

Client: Figura 11 srl
Intended Use: Logistics warehouse
Period of construction: 2022 – 2023
Area: 12.625 mq

   

U.S. Green Building Council* website:

→ Project Info

* U.S. entity involved in the development of the LEED® certification protocol.