East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/10/2015 -- Logistics teams should always have some sort of monitoring procedure in place for keeping an eye on peak demand, such as an employee, a third-party or analytics software. Adjusting energy consumption so it falls during hours when demand is low could help logistics divisions save money. While refrigeration cannot necessarily be sacrificed, consider adjusting the lights instead. They account for around 60 percent of a warehouse's energy use.
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During hotter months, the industry is prone to several mounting financial risks, some of which have the power to offset any gains made during the rest of year. Fight back with these helpful considerations. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration and Business Energy Advisor, while only 11 percent of a warehouse's energy consumption goes toward cooling and refrigeration, summer energy consumption throughout the entire country can run rampant with this minor portion. Peak demand - extra strain on the grid resulting in temporarily higher energy rates - can turn a warehouse's standard refrigeration costs into an exorbitant expense. This does not even take into account the added costs of running an industrial air conditioner in a large, open area.
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