16 Dec 2020
At Frasers Property Industrial, we have created an integrated approach to ensure our customers get the most out of our sustainability initiatives in innovative, smart and simple ways. Some of these initiatives include bird boxes at Yatala Central in Australia as well as a native lizard habitat at Frasers Park Egelsbach and bee colonies at Frasers Logistics Park in Germany.
Honey, anyone? Bee colonies at Frasers Logistics Park
At Frasers Logistics Park comprising two commercial buildings spanning 39,220 sqm in Tamm, Germany, our team has taken a creative approach to caring for our customers and the environment, while delighting our customers – through bees.
Four colonies of approximately 200,000 bees live on the green roof of the estate, which not only create local honey for our customers, but also assist in pollinating the surrounding landscape.
Over the summer period of 2020, the bee colonies were very active. Beekeeper Florian Schimpf harvested 66 kilograms, equating to 264 glasses, which were given to our very happy tenants from Bosch and Buderus, as well as our employees.
Little wonders of nature – Four colonies of about 200,000 bees live on green roof of the buildings at Frasers Logistics Park, creating local honey for customers and pollinating the surroundings.
The bee colonies at Frasers Logistics Park is a sustainability effort initiated by the team to reduce carbon footprint and enhance the well-being of the customers.
This creative approach is enhanced by other sustainability measures at the property. These include the green roof, which improves the indoor climate of the building, stores rainwater and releases it slowly as well as environmentally friendly materials used during construction, such as colour accents that are solvent-free and plasticiser free. High window strips are also available to increase daylight and reduce electricity costs on top of a balanced noise protection concept for the neighbours. Meanwhile, nesting aids for birds and dense planting with native bushes and trees enhance the surroundings and bring nature closer to the tenants of the buildings.
Sustainability is an important aspect of our new developments and existing buildings. It is not just photovoltaics or efficient heating systems for logistics properties that we focus on. It is also small unique projects such as our bees on the green roof of the Tamm property. The bees like it here and we enjoy tasting their delicious honey too,” said Alexander Heubes, Managing Director Europe, Frasers Property Industrial.
Over 130 nest boxes at Yatala Central Industrial Estate
Yatala Central Industrial Estate is a 40-hectare industrial land subdivision located in the heart of the Yatala Enterprise Area on the M1 Motorway in South East Queensland, Australia. The estate services a wide range of local and global warehousing and manufacturing users. Frasers Property Industrial developed a significant “Open Space” Management and Rehabilitation Plan for the development and the local community.
All facilities at Yatala Central Industrial Estate are designed to achieve a minimum 5 Star Green Star Design and As-Built rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.
To create a habitat for native birds and wildlife, over 130 nest boxes have been installed throughout Yatala Central Industrial Estate.
Over 130 nest boxes have also been made and installed throughout the area for native birds and wildlife, some including Australian Wood Ducks, Galahs, Rosellas and Kingfishers, as well as the housing of 19 different fauna species as part of the development process.
As part of the plan, over 1,100 trees and 115,000 shrubs/plants have been planted.
This plan includes an estate stormwater strategy, which was implemented to create bioreorientation, as well as stormwater basins along this corridor that add to a dedicated habitat area for flora and fauna. Approximately 12,035 hectares of native woodland beside Halfway Creek has been delivered back to the City of Gold Coast Council. Over the last four years, Halfway Creek land has benefited from the removal of non-indigenous plants and extensive regeneration of native plants.
All facilities retained within the estate are designed to achieve a minimum 5 Star Green Star Design and As-Built rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. One facility, O-I Glass, has already achieved a 6 Star Green Star Design and As-Built rating, which is the highest possible and represents world’s best practice.
New habitat for local lizards at Frasers Park Egelsbach
Frasers Property Industrial acquired the 50,000-sqm site where Frasers Park Egelsbach sits on in the beginning of 2020. It comprises two properties designed in accordance with the German Sustainable Building Council’s Gold Standard – approximately 19,100 sqm and 10,500 sqm of rental space.
Frasers Park Egelsbach’s sustainability approach includes the provision of approximately 5,000 sqm of new habitat for local lizards as well as the renaturation of a watercourse, a reed and bird habitat, native flowers and herb meadow. Frasers Park Egelsbach will also provide electric vehicle charging stations, a new cycle path and roundabout, which the entire community will benefit from.
Frasers Park Egelsbach, which is currently being developed, comprises two properties designed in accordance with the German Sustainable Building Council’s Gold Standard.
Our unique sustainability framework allows us to build the best possible facilities with creative solutions that leave the smallest possible footprint, while enhancing the well-being of our customers.