A 2020 survey by GRESB, an investor-led global environment, social and governance benchmarking organization, found that only 7 percent of U.S. buildings are certified under some green building framework, compared to 25 percent of those in Asia. Clearly, building operators have a long way to go to halt carbon dioxide emissions, and striving toward carbon-neutral warehouses represents a good place to start.
How can businesses continue to run logistics in the large spaces they need while also operating sustainably? There is no perfect formula or roadmap to achieving net-zero emissions. Still, certain technologies — including robotics and automation — may work more efficiently than others in the quest to push for carbon-neutral warehouses, according to industry insiders.