Save Energy in Your Warehouse or Distribution Center in 4 Easy Steps

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Dec 3, 2019 10:31:20 AM

Whether you’re in the business of making or distributing widgets, raw materials, food or consumer goods, there inevitably is some heavy lifting involved. We understand the considerable planning that goes into your operational efficiency. That’s why when it comes time to evaluate ways to save energy in your warehouse or distribution center, we’d like you to leave the heavy lifting to us.

Step 1: Getting to know you, getting to know all about you (over the phone)

The first step toward saving energy in your facility is what we call an intake meeting, often held by phone. To make the most of our time together, we suggest you have at the ready copies of your utility bills. The more data we have to evaluate, the better.

We’ll also look to compile a full list of your physical operational assets including the different pieces of machinery and the types of motors being operated and when. Ultimately, we’re looking to paint a picture of what you do and how you do it. Understanding what systems and machines you are running and how much energy you consume will help us to create more accurate savings projections.

Step 2: Come together

After we’ve evaluated your data and identified potential efficiencies, we’ll schedule a cursory walk-through of your facility. During this meeting, we’ll collaborate with a point-person, often a mechanical engineer or an operations or maintenance manager, to start a more thorough and robust data collection process.

Step 3: It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution, it’s a one-size-fits-you

After our call and in-person meeting, we’ll go back to our office to develop a custom proposal. This document, typically returned within two to three weeks after the site visit, details observations and recommendations with regards to your systems and processes, in addition to an overview of available financial incentive programs for new energy solutions.

But that’s not all. Remember back in step 1 where we talked about understanding what you do and how you do it? We’re always looking for ways to improve current systems whenever possible. That compressed air system you’re using? Maybe you don’t have to buy a new compressor anymore due to the opportunities for efficiencies found in your existing layout. Maybe upgrading to a new model would be more efficient. These are the types of observations that you can expect in your well-rounded, personalized report and proposal.

While no two reports are the same, they do have similarities in that they offer personalized recommendations. And they’re especially thorough. We want you to have all the tools you need to make an educated decision.

Step 4: This one’s on you

The last step requires a thorough review of the proposal and consideration of your options. We understand that you must weigh upfront capital expenditures, anticipated long-term cost savings, greening initiatives and more, and we’ll be happy to answer questions and to provide case study examples of comparable client projects, if they’re available.

If you’ve made it this far into our blog, you must be interested in finding ways to save energy in your warehouse or distribution center. When you’re ready to talk, we’d love to hear from you.

Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Managed Services, Measurement and Verification, Blog Topics, Energy Cost