Freight Village Climate Protection Benchmarking

Project duration
05.2012 - 03.2014
Project funding
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

As part of the National Climate Protection Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment and in cooperation with the LUB Consulting GmbH from Dresden, the ISL makes a contribution to the development of existing potential for emission reduction. The goal of the project “Climate Protection Benchmarking on the Example of selected Locations in Germany” is the identification and the exchange of best approaches to focus the climate change and its establishment in German Freight Villages (FV). On the one hand, measures which serve to increase energy efficiency should be identified. On the other hand, it is important to communicate this knowledge to other FV locations.

The project primarily addresses the FV organizing institutions in Germany, which are structured as independent FV development companies. These FV development companies in particular have the task to manage the cooperation and exchange of experience of companies in the FV. As a representative of all FV companies they are the ideal initiator to introduce und establish the best practice climate protection measures into the FV.

The issues of climate protection and green logistics offer opportunities for businesses as well as the environment. In the logistics industry these issues are treated so far only at the corporate level, so that inter-company experiences are only considered slightly. In the opinion of the officers at the German FV locations, there is an increased need for action. In particular by using the benchmarking methodology, there could be initiated und secured a new and innovative exchange of experiences for the stabilization of climate change effects.

The total project period extends from May 2012 to March 2014 and is divided into five project phases. Milestones are, among other things, the completion of the analysis phase (May 2013) and the conclusion of the implementation phase (December 2013). Project administrator is the Research Center Jülich.