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Top 7 ways to manage energy consumption within large warehousing and logistics estates
With ever increasing energy costs and the negative environmental impact through the use of outdated fossils fuels, it’s an ongoing battle for large warehouse users to monitor and manage their energy consumption and reduce carbon footprint. There are several methods that can assist to reduce impact. Here are some of the top methods Phosters feel could help your business:
1. Energy Audits
Firstly, conducting an energy audit helps to identify areas of energy wastage and the potential for improvement. In this case, professional energy consultants or internal energy teams can conduct energy audits
2. Real-Time Energy Monitoring
Real-time energy monitoring can help to identify energy usage patterns, highlight areas of energy wastage and allow for timely corrective actions. Additionally, sensors and meters can be installed to collect and monitor real-time energy usage data.
3. Energy Management Systems
Energy management systems (EMS), used to track and manage energy usage across different systems and processes. For example, EMS solutions help to identify energy wastage, track energy usage, and optimize energy consumption in real-time.
4. Lighting and HVAC controls
Fourthly, the use of lighting controls like motion sensors, daylight sensors and timers, can help to reduce energy usage in the delivery stations. Similarly, HVAC controls can be used to optimize heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to reduce energy wastage.
5. Energy Efficient Equipment
Energy-efficient equipment like LED lighting, air conditioning units, and other energy-consuming equipment can be installed to reduce energy consumption in the delivery stations.
6. Renewable Energy Sources
You can explore the supplement energy requirements and reduce reliance on the grid through solar panels and wind turbines.
7. Ongoing Maintenance and Optimization
Finally, regular maintenance and optimization of equipment and systems can help to optimize energy usage, reduce energy wastage and extend the life of equipment.
By adopting these approaches, large online retailers, warehouses, and logistics companies can effectively monitor, manage and maintain energy usage in their delivery stations to reduce costs, improve energy efficiency and meet sustainability goals.