CTP: The green technologies implemented in newly built units bring about 40 percent cost savings
CTP, a leading premium industrial parks developer and long term manager in Romania and Central and Eastern Europe, conducted a study regarding the energy efficiency standards of the buildings throughout its international portfolio. The research included warehouse and production facilities built by CTP in the recent period that were compared to other new buildings on the market, as well as buildings built by CTP in 2010 and 2000 which incorporate technologies available at the time. The first results made public show that the latest CTP-built buildings lead the market, offering up to 40 percent cost savings.
“CTP’s buildings are developed at the highest quality standards in order to meet the energy efficiency requirements our clients need so they can be able to work in the best conditions. We are in a continuous evolution process by adopting the latest and most advanced technologies. This is how we succeed to improve our buildings longevity, to offer the highest degree of energy efficiency and to decrease the maintenance costs,” explained Iuliana Bușcă, Commercial & Business Development Manager of CTP Romania.
According to the study, the energy efficiency of CTP’s new buildings that are destined for storage activities is 36 percent, with 0.27 euro/sqm spent monthly on energy. Other warehouses finalized by different developers in 2018 have a 31 percent energy efficiency level (0.29 euro/sqm/month - energy expenditure), while CTP's warehouses built in 2010 register energy costs with 24 percent smaller, due to the energy efficiency technologies, and 0.32 euro/sqm as montly energy expenditures. The survey also included warehouses delivered by CTP in 2000, for which the energy costs were 0.42 euro/sqm/month.
In what concerns the buildings destined for production activities, the decrease of the energy consumtpion reaches 40 percent (0.44 euro/sqm/month - spent on energy) for new CTP’s units. Buildings recently completed by other developers have an energy efficiency of 33 percent (0.49 euro/sqm/month are spent on energy). The production units that were built by the CTP in 2010 have a 21 percent lower energy consumption (0.58 euro/sqm/month are spent on energy). The production units built by the CTP in 2000 generate energy costs of 0.73 euro/sqm/month.
“We are content by the results of this survey because they are a clear proof that our efforts are materializing to significant operational cost savings for our tenants from one building generation to the next. Our vision consists in continuous and accelerated development, without compromising on the quality of the buildings, as well as creating and maintaining an excellent relationship with existing and potential customers. This research shows concretely the qualitative evolution of our buildings and, I believe, emphasizes CTP’s dedication to its tenants,” added Iuliana Bușcă.
The real world energy expenditures for the storage and production units were estimated as follows:
For a 10,000 sqm warehouse with a main space temperature of 15 degrees Celsius, the heat gain is of 1 W/sqm while the working period is from Monday until Friday, with two shifts and 50 employees/shift. The lighting requirements under these conditions are on average 200 lux, and the energy costs are 0.27 euro/sqm/month.
For a 10,000 sqm production unit with a main space temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, the heat gain is of 10 W/sqm while the working period is from Monday until Friday, with three shifts and 200 employees/shift. The lighting requirements under these conditions are on average 300 lux, and the energy costs are 0.43 euro/sqm/month.
The buildings technical specifications were significantly upgraded. According to the survey CTP’s newest buildings are developed on above the market quality standards:
CTP’s new buildings have a roof thickness of 240 mm and a thermal transfer rate of 0.17 MW, while for other newly built units the standard is 180 mm roof thickness, with thermal losses of 0.23 MW/sqm. These values were specific to the units that CTP built in 2010.
CTP’s next generation buildings were upgraded to new LED lighting technology, both in warehouses and office areas.
Also, all new buildings in CTPark Bucharest West are registered for obtaining BREEAM certification. The BREEAM certification is a novelty on the Romanian logistics market, and it is yet another proof of CTP’s commitment to ensure the best environment for its current and future tenants, and to offer special technological characteristics that will provide lower costs for the utilities consumption on long term and greater efficiency.