iPort’s development team is 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. In addition, Verdion is working closely with iPort’s local community; there is 400 acres of designated green space and nature reserves inhabited by a range of insects and wildlife, benefiting local residents and occupiers alike.
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 2013 report, each fully-loaded freight train removes between 50 HGV’s off the UK’s roads.
|Commodity||Fully Loaded Train Potential||Equivalent Number of HGV’s|
|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|