Innovation and environmental sustainability in our developments is an important consideration for Goodman and our customers.
In the UK, we are continually developing our property specification to ensure our buildings reduce energy use, maximise the sustainable use of resources and champion the latest design innovations, providing our customers with world-class industrial buildings that will meet their future needs.
We take a ‘fabric-first’ approach to building design, minimising energy demand through building orientation, good envelope design and efficient use of services. Our highly-insulated buildings offer air tightness far in excess of current Building Regulations, while our properties benefit from high levels of natural light, achieved through 12-15% rooflight coverage in our warehouses.
We focus on using renewable energy sources wherever possible. Enhancements to our standard property specification include the incorporation of solar-enabled infrastructure designed to support photovoltaic panels, solar walls and solar thermal hot water – enabling our customers to benefit from clean energy, reduced carbon emissions and greater cost certainty.
Our properties also include electric car charging points and infrastructure for electric vehicle charging, providing customers with operational flexibility now and into the future.
Through our supply chain, we only work with suppliers who can quantify, minimise and off-set the embodied carbon of their products. Examples include the cladding panels used on our buildings, which are supplied to us as carbon neutral, as well as materials such as carpet and ceiling tiles which include a high percentage of recycled content.
We recognise the importance of designing our spaces for health and wellbeing, creating positive workplace environments for our customers and their employees. From office areas that are orientated to maximise natural light and improve air quality, to outdoor spaces that promote exercise, our high specification developments are designed to support workplace productivity and aid employee recruitment and retention.
Our approach to development includes promoting biodiversity by creating environments that enhance and preserve natural habitats. As well as high quality landscaping, this includes initiatives such as woodland planting, preservation of local ponds and wetlands, and the installation of bird and bat boxes to support habitat creation and increase opportunities for local wildlife.