Certified Sustainable Facilities
Sustainable Design Features of Prologis Buildings
Japan’s 2009 pilot solar project was a 1 megawatt (MW) rooftop installation in Tokyo. In 2012, when the Japanese government initiated a national feed-in tariff program to encourage solar adoption, Prologis was an early mover in securing opportunities to participate in the program and deliver clean energy to the electric grid. Launched in 2013, a four-phase project at sites in and around Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya Fukuoka and Tohoku has been successful and continues into 2017. As of year end 2016, Prologis' solar portfolio in Japan totals nearly 32 MW across 25 warehouses.
Prologis partnered with Bright Plain Renewables and D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments to design and build solar plants at Prologis-owned warehouses in Southern California. The three sustainably designed warehouses—in Ontario, Riverside and Rancho Cucamonga—total over 1.3 million square feet. At nearly 6.2 megawatts, the project produces an estimated 9.8 million kilowatt hours per year. D.E. Shaw is the long-term owner of the installations, leasing roof space from Prologis, which owns the warehouse. D.E. Shaw sells the energy produced to Southern California Edison through its solar photovoltaic program.
ln 2014, as part of a larger effort to incorporate sustainable design features into our warehouses, Prologis UK made its initial investment in rooftop solar on a build-to-suit project for Amazon. Subsequently, in partnership with a wider range of customers, Prologis UK has added over 5 megawatts of solar to its warehouse portfolio. The Prologis UK team chose four sites in Northampton, Dunstable and Brogborough for rooftop solar, designed to offset 10 percent of the facilities’ electrical consumption and produce over 600 kW/m2 of clean energy per year. Two of these rooftop solar projects were completed in 2016, and two are under construction.