Sandvik’s new warehouse in WA is the first industrial facility in the state to be declared 6 Star Green Star by the Green Building Council of Australia.
On 22 March Sandvik Australia officially opened its 6 star green star state-of-the-art warehouse and workshop in Perth WA. President and CEO of Sandvik, Stefan Widing and HE Pontus Melander Ambassador of Sweden to Australia joined the official opening celebrations.
Sandvik’s new warehouse at Roe Highway Logistics Park (ROE) in Western Australia is the first industrial facility in the state to be declared 6 Star Green Star by the Green Building Council of Australia. The 6 Star rating represents ‘World Leadership’ in environmentally sustainable building practices and the internationally recognised environmental rating aligns with Sandvik’s global commitment to using engineering and innovation to make the shift towards more sustainable business.
Sandvik’s investment in the new facility, including ensuring it’s a truly sustainable, signals its ongoing commitment to the Australian mining and construction equipment market.
The sustainability innovations within the facility include the first use of low carbon concrete in a warehouse in Western Australia; 100kV solar generation with 67Kwh battery storage; a dual electric vehicle charging station; energy-efficient lighting; and a dedicated rainwater harvesting system.
Sandvik has committed to targets in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), consistent with the Paris Agreement, with a 50 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and net zero by 2050. The company’s 2030 Sustainability Goals include Climate, Circularity, People and Fair Play as the areas it considers the most material and where it can make the most difference.
The move to a state-of-the-art warehouse has also enabled Sandvik to implement wide-ranging technological and operational improvements to further support its Australian customers and achieve its sustainability goals: consolidating storage; improving storage density with vertical storage machines; installing conveyors to reduce materials handling equipment (MHE), and an all battery MHE fleet that can be charged from the solar generation at the site.
Other features and benefits of the new warehouse/workshop:
- 99kW solar PV system
- 67kW battery
- 100% GreenPower® contract
- 100% electric facility
- Low embodied carbon concrete throughout (achieved 49% Portland cement reduction)
- 5kL rainwater harvesting tank for irrigation
- Dual EV charger
- Air cooled HVAC system with CO2 sensors
- High efficiency lighting
- High performance building fabric, double glazing and good shading
- 45% reduction in Potable Water consumption
- Low VOC paints and carpets
- Translucent daylight strips throughout the warehouse and canopies
- Native/drought resistant plants
- Subsoil irrigation with moisture sensor to all areas except lawn
- Light coloured roof
- Ongoing metering and monitoring
- Air tightness testing
- Bicycles provided for staff use
- 94% of construction waste diverted from landfill
- Occupant Engagement Survey
- Green Cleaning Policy
- Groundskeeping Policy
- Procurement & Purchasing Policy