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Sustainability

iPort’s builders and developers are committed to sustainable building practices and the minimum expected accreditation will be BREEAM “very good”.

The Logistics Park will incorporate energy saving features such as solar power and developers are working closely with the local community to create a landscaped environment that provides a range of habitats for wildlife and insects.

Because of the unique direct rail access to iPort, this project will contribute to removing HGV’s off the UK’s road network According to Network Rail’s Value and Importance of Rail Freight 2010 report, each fully loaded freight train removes between 43-7 HGV’s off the UK’s roads.

Commodity Fully Loaded Train Potential Equivalent Number of HGV’s
Coal 1,500 tonnes 52
Metals and Ore 1,000 to 2,500 tonnes 60
Construction Materials 1,500 to 3,000 tonnes 77
Oil and Petroleum 2,000 tonnes 69
Consumer Goods 600 to 1,100 tonnes 43
Other Traffic 1,000 to 1,500 tonnes 43