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Green Logistics Case Studies

In eight exemplary case studies in the areas of transport (»ecoTransport«) and intralogistics/logistics real estate (»ecoHub«), along with the project partners, the main emission drivers are identified and best practices, characteristics and also check lists are developed, which equally enable SME and large scale enterprises to design their logistics in a more environmentally sustainable manner.

Case Study »ecoTransport«

In the area of »ecoTransport« seven case studies are carried out with the goal of a conceptual designing of green logistics in the field of transport. These case studies allow a wide coverage of all relevant logistics systems in the transport area. The overall context of the case studies is presented below. The studies are carried out, parallel to the other work, both under temporal as well as functional aspects and (specially the case study »ecoHub« for buildings, intralogistics and processes) closely coordinated for a holistic consideration. In the course of the seven case studies, optimization approaches for green transports are developed and alternative strategies assessed both economic and ecologically.

Case Study »ecoHub«

For the first time, in the case study »ecoHub«, the implementation of ecological technologies is considered in the conceptual design of a representative logistics hub centre as part of a holistic approach. Previous approaches have focused on selected hub centre segments, such as construction (application of renewable raw materials, high level of heating and thermal insulation technology, etc.) and/or building services engineering (heat recovery ventilation for the heating and air conditioning equipment, usage-related and energy-saving lighting technology, etc.). Within the framework of this case study, all relevant segments – building, building services engineering, intralogistics facilities and processes – of a hub centre will be examined in regard to their specific eco-efficient optimization potential, and the interactions and interdependencies between the segments and different technological approaches will be analyzed. Building on that, a modular system for eco-efficient solutions is developed for various utilization purposes and framework conditions (e.g. new construction or optimization of the existing property), which allows a holistic planning and realization, both for the construction and also the operation of an eco-efficient hub centre. The case study is divided into four sub-sections:

  • Building and building services engineering including resource extraction
  • Intralogistics
  • Processes and process control
  • Synergies


Green Logistics - Surplus Energetic Autarky Logistic Warehouse (SEAL)