Retrofit Suggestions for Greener Warehouse Facilities

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Explore these invaluable guidelines for "greening" your warehouse. A must-read for any manufacturer.

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Retrofit Suggestions for Greener Warehouse Facilities

  1. 1. Retrofit Suggestions for GreenerWarehouse Facilities By Michael Koploy for CSRwire Michael Koploy is an ERP Analyst at Software Advice
  2. 2. Solar pipes are made-up of highly reflective material, and can channel natural light into the warehouse.Introduce Naturally-Lit Solar Pipes
  3. 3. Apply a "cool roof" -- a highly-reflective coating that reduces UV absorption of the facilities roof. Apply a Cool Roof
  4. 4. Installing sprayed-foam insulation can greatly reduce warehouses HVAC energy usage, as it has twice the R-value as batt insulation. Install Sprayed-Foam Insulation
  5. 5. Fluorescents use 50% less energy than metal-halide lighting fixtures, and their cost can be recouped in 2-3 three years.Install Fluorescent Lighting
  6. 6. Switching to a natural-lighting or task-lighting--where lights are only used in areas where visibility is crucial--can reduce consumption.Reduce Usage with Task Lighting
  7. 7. Regulate and measure the warehouse temperature to create seasonal control patterns and reduce cooling/heating cycles.Utilize Controllable Thermostats
  8. 8. Large, slow-moving fans, or smaller, quicker fans can destratify the air in a warehouse-- mixing the warm air and reducing the amount of energy necessary to heat a facility in cooler climates. Invest in Destratification Fans
  9. 9. Sensors can reduce lighting when facilities arent in use,or when facilities already receive ample natural lighting. Install Lighting Sensors
  10. 10. A demand-response group works with facilities to create a reduction plan to turn off unnecessary systems during peak hours. Users also receive compensation for participation. Join a Demand-Response Group
  11. 11. Warehouse Retrofit ExpertsThe following experts were interviewed to select the list ofwarehouse retrofit suggestions: • Sean Canning, LEED AP, Owner, 10|70 Architecture • Shawn Casemore, President, Casemore & Co • Dan Gould, President, Synergy • Dave Homerding, Marketing Manager, Weathersure Systems Till Kretch I Idaho National Laboratory I dunktanktechnician Images: U.S. Army Corps Engineers Europe District I Joelk75 Anton Fomkin I sleeping pill I Jan-Erik Finnberg I Luis Argerlich

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