Achieving "net-zero," the term applied to buildings that generate the energy they consume, is particularly difficult in the industrial sector for two main reasons: concrete and steel. 

Those are the two central ingredients of warehouses and two of the biggest users of energy during construction according to a panel that presented this week at NAIOP's I.CON West, which took place this week in Long Beach, California.

The panel was moderated by Gabe Schwartz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, SitelogIQ, with panelists Nicolas Isham, Managing Director, Asset Management, W.P. Carey, Matt Praske, Director of Sustainability Innovation, EQT Exeter, Grant Waldron, LEED AP, Head of Sustainability Strategy, GAIA and Brian Wilson, Partner, West Region, Bridge Industrial.

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