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New DB Schenker terminal in Poland awarded the green BREEAM certificate

The project worth nearly €10 million meets high standards of safety, environmental protection and comfort of use

In early 2021, DB Schenker moved its operations from the existing facility in Lublin to a modern terminal located in the Economic Activity Zone in Świdnik. The project addressed to the Lublin clients is based on the highest standards of modern and environmentally friendly construction industry. This will increase the efficiency of operations and the safety of the employees as well as the consignments handled.

The BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) certificate awarded at the end of February this year, sets standards for the sustainable design, construction and use of facilities. The BREEAM method pays attention to the comfort of using buildings, safety and hygiene at work as well as health and well-being of employees. Areas related to building and finishing materials used are scored. The quality of environmental solutions, including energy efficiency, water saving and waste management, is also assessed as part of the review.

“The terminal in Świdnik is the second project, next to Rzeszów, implemented in recent months. We invested more than €20 million in total in both of these locations. We create safe and modern jobs, trying to minimise the negative impact of our activities on the environment as much as possible”, says Piotr Zborowski, CEO North & East Europe at DB Schenker.

The terminal in Świdnik, implemented by Panattoni, has nearly 4500 square-meter area of operating space and 45 loading docks. 665 square-meter area are intended for the office area. The facility is equipped with modern features, e.g. silent electric forklifts, heat recovery equipment and LED lighting. The BREEAM method also assesses buildings in terms of communication availability. The new DB Schenker terminal for the Lublin branch of the company is conveniently located. It is situated near the airport and national road S17, which runs along European route E372, linking south-eastern Poland with western Ukraine.

Green terminals

In recent years, DB Schenker has already built several facilities, including in Wrocław, Białystok, Zielona Góra and Olsztyn, which have received BREEAM certificates. The terminal in Białystok was the first in Poland to pass the verification with a Very Good score. The terminals in Zielona Góra and Olsztyn are the first facilities in these cities to be awarded this certificate.