Warehouse and distribution centre rental provider TPARK has reached an international standard in “green” building design.
Ticon Logistics Park Co (TPARK), has received gold standard in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
TPARK said its facility is capable of reducing energy costs by more than 50 per cent and water consumption by more than 40 per cent. The green warehouse facility “enhances the quality of life as well as the physical well-being of warehouse operators”.
Currently, Ford operates the facility as its parts distribution center in Thailand.
Virapan Pulges, chief executive officer of parent company Ticon, said: “TPARK has received the Gold Level of LEED standard from ... America's leading agency in defining green building standards.
“The warehouse was developed to meet the standards of the LEED Core and Shell Rating System, which applies specifically to rental buildings. The new TPARK Bangplee 4 facility is used as Ford’s new parts distribution centre in Thailand, which approximately covers 26,000 square–meters of storage space that can be extended to 79,000 square-meters in the future to support its growth.”
Santi Jitpichitchai, Asean part supply and logistics operation director, Ford Asean, said: “Ford invested Bt100 million baht to open a new parts distribution centre (PDC) at TPARK Bangplee 4 to help support the company’s servicing of customer vehicles nationwide more efficiently and effectively as Ford’s growth continues in the market
“The new PDC has full access to Ford’s parts inventory across all 9 Asia-Pacific markets to locate and retrieve part, enhancing the availability of any service part needed. This Gold LEED certified warehouse will also help improve Ford’s facility management with building energy efficiency improvements and also help conserve environment.”
The LEED CS standard assessment result confirms that energy consumption efficiency in a building is increased by over 53 per cent compared to standard warehouses.