Environmental Projects at the Logistics Site Gelsenkirchen

Logistics property that thinks for itself

All of our premises are constructed according to modern standards and furnished keeping environmentally friendly principles in mind.

The halls are equipped with large skylights for the best possible use of daylight and automatic lighting control via sensors. On the one hand, this leads to less energy consumption and lower costs and on the other hand our employees always work in a pleasant lighting.

Fans on the hall ceilings blow the warm air that rises up back to the hall interior to provide a pleasant temperature without requiring too much energy.

The exterior lighting of the company premises was converted to modern and highly efficient LED technology. This alone already reduces the power consumption in this area by 64 %. Furthermore, the new lighting is continuously dimmable in order to achieve additional savings.

LOXX lets the sunshine in – with our photovoltaics system

Since 2008 the 10,000 square metres of the hall roofs have been equipped with a photovoltaics system with 1,764 polycrystalline solar modules that creates about 330,000 kWh of climate-neutral electricity.

This electricity is fed into the network and corresponds to the average consumption by 105 German sample households in the same period.

Back to nature: rain water discharge into the Emscher

Since 2008 LOXX has also been discharging clean rainwater from its premises of now 44,000 square metres into the bordering Emscher river.

Since 2008 LOXX has also been discharging clean rainwater from its premises of now 44,000 square metres into the bordering We are thereby contributing to the “Emscher-Umbau” project of the Emschergenossenschaft which aims at a near-natural restructuring of the Emscher in the Ruhr Area. This is why LOXX received the “Wasserzeichen” award of the Emschergenossenschaft in 2009.

Network Carbon Footprint

Since its start in 2010, LOXX has been participating in the “Green Logistics” project of the general cargo cooperation VTL. Among others, the aim of the project was to answer the question of how much carbon dioxide emission was caused by an individual general cargo shipment.

In 2011, for the first time, a network carbon footprint, which also includes services for transport organisation, upstream chains and carbon dioxide equivalents, was determined. Since the definition of the network carbon footprint, all parties involved have been working on reducing the carbon dioxide emission per general cargo shipment.