Warehouse efficiency is crucial for manufacturing and industrial operations. There are many ways you can optimize your operations, including taking advantage of vertical space, adopting lean inventory, implementing new technology practices, and organizing workstations.
However, there are several ways you can optimize your warehouse operations through your building’s energy systems as well. Here are three ways you can work toward a more energy-efficient warehouse:
Perform an Energy Analysis
An energy system audit should be the first step to maximizing your warehouse operations. During an energy analysis, your energy provider does a walkthrough of the facility to identify weaknesses in the building’s energy systems and suggests ways to improve the infrastructure.
Some of the building systems that are inspected during an energy analysis are:
- Compressed air systems
- Process cooling systems
- Variable speed drives
- Hydraulic systems
Many facility and warehouse managers are hesitant about performing an energy analysis because they think they’ll be told they need the newest, most advanced systems on the market. However, we’re here to tell you that’s not the case. Depending on the wants and needs of your facility, we’re here to discuss how you can save money and conserve energy with the systems you already have in place.
Implement Suggestions Given By Your Consultants
Implementation and consultation is the second phase of creating a more energy-efficient warehouse. During this phase, your energy technician consults with you to discuss the best scenario for facility success and savings. Consultation helps technicians understand your end goals and what you hope to get out of your building’s energy systems.
Implementation suggestions aren’t focused on what systems you should upgrade; recommendations can also include expanding production, streamlining operations, or discovering ways to make your current systems more efficient. Energy technicians work to help you save money and conserve your building’s energy by any means necessary.
Take Advantage of Utility Incentives and Funding
We’ll be honest: Making changes to your warehouse operations can be costly. However, utility incentives and funding are available to help secure your company’s bottom line.
Incentives, rebates, and grant programs are available throughout the industrial sector to assist you with your new energy-saving building implementations. These benefits were developed to encourage warehouse facilities like yours to lower carbon emissions and make operations more efficient.
Air Power USA is a leading expert in industrial energy management and funding incentives. We’re here to help you verify funding eligibility, so you can maximize incentive output and fund 20% to 100% of your project with the right incentives.
For example, we worked with an industrial manufacturing plant to fund a $300,000 compressed air system re-piping. The project was paid in full by incentives and rebates, and they had the opportunity to reduce the plant’s operating costs by more than $150 each month.
When you partner with Air Power, you can put your energy systems in our hands so you can focus on more pressing day-to-day matters. Ready to save money and conserve your building’s energy? Contact Air Power USA today to start your journey to creating a more energy-efficient warehouse.