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The UK's greenest warehouse

One of the UK's most successful brewers of casked beers, Adnams has announced plans for the construction of what could be Britain's greenest warehouse.

The brewery's new distribution centre in Southwold, Suffolk will be operational from September 2006 and is being built with the aim of meeting a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) excellent rating.

Adnams commercial director Andy Wood said: "As a values driven business, we believe that ethical practices and a commitment to the environment, staff and customers ultimately leads to better business results."

The new facility will be the first in the UK to be constructed from environmentally friendly and highly sustainable lime hemp blocks and will have a roof garden and solar panels generating 80% of its hot water.

It will use all collected water for washing vehicles and equipment, will be set low in a gravel pit, meaning it blends in with the landscape and the energy saved per square metre will be 50% compared with the current facility.

Wood added: "We're proud of our new warehouse, which we see as a sign of how businesses can reduce their impact on the environment. It incorporates industry-leading standards for energy efficiency, water usage, effluent control, recycling and even traffic management."

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