Could you be doing more to reduce your carbon foot print and reduce cost? There may be many factors which contribute towards energy consumption within your warehouse.
Making simple changes could help you save cost, increase efficiency whilst also reduce your warehouse’s carbon footprint.
This article offers some key tips on how you can get started.
Adopt more efficient lighting systems
Simple changes can make a big difference. Lighting can take a huge chunk of our budget as it is used in refrigeration units, heating and cooling. By adopting more efficient lighting within your warehouse, you can:
- Decrease your energy bill by 50%
- Reduce cost on lighting
The use of fluorescent lighting could be an alternative consideration or many industries. This can help increase lighting for staff during the day and night and impact positively on productivity and efficiency.
Temperature Control within the warehouse is vital for many industries. As, sensitive products may be stored, ensuring you have well-insulated warehouses is a significant consideration.
In order to minimise waste and optimise business revenue, considering how your warehouse can be efficient is important.
For many businesses, when initially starting up, considering the structure and long-term maintenance of their warehouse is the last thing on their minds. Nevertheless, the structure of walls, roof insulation and segmentation of your warehouse can make a huge difference to reducing energy costs and carbon footprint.
A few changes to consider are:
- Roof insulation
- Partition walls (segment warehouse)
Some quick and easy changes can also assist in reducing your carbon footprint and saving energy. Here we give a few tips on how you can go the step further within your warehouse:
Smart choices with building materials
When choosing building materials for your warehouse, you can look at investing in those that will reduce costs in the long term. This means choosing products that:
- Cost effective
- Require low maintenance
- Locally sourced – To reduce your carbon footprint
- Recyclable materials
Providing staff with further training on how they can also be greener, can be effective in reducing cost in the long-run. This will allow your team to work more productively and think smart when using equipment and refrigeration units.
If you would like to know more on how your business can benefit from reduced carbon footprint and energy costs with CRS Cold storage units, please inquire today.