Simple Ways to Make Your Warehouse More Sustainable

Commercial and manufacturing warehouses are the beating hearts of America. The steady drumbeat of workers accomplishing tasks, shipping products, and arranging orders can be almost cathartic. Yet behind this operational facility, there is hidden untold waste. From lost hours due to inefficiency all the way to actual climate problems pertaining to roofing materials, it can help to address your building’s sustainability.

At KACO Warehouse Outfitters, sustainability is a problem that can be addressed through a variety of solutions.

Address Your Materials

Reduce, reuse, recycle. The order of words is very important when it comes to integrating sustainable policies in our day-to-day actions. At your warehouse, the easiest way to immediately reduce waste is by limiting or outright banning single-use materials such as bubble wrap, acrylic packing tape, and even plastic silverware.

If nothing else, take some time to integrate a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle system within your company. Small savings every day can add up to major milestones by the end of the year.

Assess For Energy Leaks

While commercial warehouses require hardy workers doing difficult tasks, the buildings themselves can still underperform due to common oversights. Warehouses are often massive, sprawling structures with a lack of proper insulation. This can lead to areas where energy is being wasted, called waste spots.

For warehouses, it’ll take some doing to find all the boost wasteful energy spots in the building. Often, this means addressing seals surrounding doors and windows, lighting installations, and all filters within the HVAC system. Consider working with professional warehouse outfitters and HVAC experts to make this process a breeze.

Consider Your Ventilation Systems

Finally, we need every warehouse manager or owner to consider a closer look at their in-house HVAC system. HVAC units have come a long way since they were first made affordable on the market, but that doesn’t mean that every warehouse is outfitted with the right system.

Large warehouses may benefit from special swamp coolers which can boost airflow while relieving excess heat on those excessively hot days. Being careful about which doors are installed and how often they are open can have an impact on your energy consumption, as well. Become sustainable by also considering green energy HVAC systems, the kind that may lead to a tax rebate from the government.

About KACO Outfitters

For more than thirty years, the team at KACO Outfitters has been entirely fo1cused on offering customers throughout Arizona quality shelving, storage, and warehouse design solutions. KACO Outfitters stands above the competition thanks to their local warehouse storage solutions, allowing the team at KACO to pass savings right onto the customer.

KACO Outfitters offers a full-service approach to your warehouse solutions. Excellence in customer service is the norm and trust, respect, and integrity are the foundational components of every interaction.

To get started on your warehouse renovation, reach out to KACO Warehouse Outfitters for an estimate.