A series of initiatives have been taken to diminish our impact on the planet including, but not limited to, smart meters, solar panels, more efficient HVAC systems and LED lighting, as well as improved waste and water management.
While our solar power capacity by the end of 2020 is 9 MW, our goal is to reach an output of 91 MW by 2025. To this end, we have started installing solar pv installations on our existing assets and are committed to adding solar panels to all new developments in the future.
While LED lighting has been standard since 2018, we are planning to upgrade existing buildings. Our goal is to equip all our properties with LED by 2023, including adding dimmers, automatic motion sensors, all-off switches etc. to improve efficiency and further reduce carbon emissions.
With operations in Europe, APAC and the Americas, Goodman has extensive experience in the design and construction of buildings in different climates and with different orientations. This has led to a better understanding as to how we can save energy and resources by optimising solar gain, through openings, shading and natural ventilation.
We take a ‘fabric-first’ approach to building design by minimising energy demand through building orientation, and maximising the performance of the components and materials that make up the building itself. In addition, our highly insulated buildings offer air tightness far in excess of standard building regulations.
Renewable energy produced by our rooftop photovoltaic installations is projected to reach a capacity of 91 MW by 2025. This energy output will be enough to power the operational energy needs of our customers.
With electric cars and bikes becoming more and more popular, Goodman properties are being equipped with a growing number of electric charging stations.
We are committed to diverting at least 60% of waste (by weight) away from landfill in new constructions and 70% when demolition is required. Our goal is both to reuse and recycle this waste, and upcycle it when possible. By 2022, we will have finalised a comprehensive waste management strategy that also covers the end life of buildings.
BREEAM (or DGNB in Germany) is an internationally recognised assessment method for rating and certifying a building’s level of sustainability. It certifies standards of performance in important aspects of a building’s design and construction including materials, energy use, transport, waste and land use, as well as ecology. Goodman is committed to achieving a BREEAM rating of Very Good or equivalent for all our new developments from 2020.