Building Types: Warehouses
EDGE helps minimize energy use for warehouses that are growing in complexity beyond mere storage facilities.
As warehouses become more sophisticated, they are starting to serve as hubs for high-tech tracking, repackaging and quality control testing. Extra activity pushes the demand for energy, which impacts the bottom line unless tightly controlled.
While the more inventory turns over the better, productivity drives up energy costs, which can account for at least 10 percent of your company revenue. Reducing the intensity of lighting and HVAC demand complements other cost-cutting strategies.
EDGE predicts how building orientation and the materials for the roof and façade provide a better indoor environment for products and people. Energy-efficient lighting, skylights and occupancy sensors further drive down costs. Refrigerated warehouses benefit from high-efficiency cases for goods and a well-insulated building envelope. Spacious roofs are perfect for solar installations on any type of warehouse, particularly in sunny climates.
Take the first steps to designing a resource-efficient warehouse with EDGE.
Go to the EDGE App and select the Retail building type.
Select your country and city.
Fill in the Basic Parameters, choosing Warehouse and indicating the length of shifts.
For the most accurate results, specify the allocation of the building in square meters.
Explore Energy Saving Measures
After completing the inputs on the Design tab, move on to the next step of selecting energy-saving measures.
It takes less than 30 minutes to design a resource-efficient development of homes or an apartment building with EDGE. Determine the solutions that make the most sense at the least cost, keeping the preference of your customers in mind. EDGE has built-in climate data that is specific to where your properties are located, for the most accurate results. Go to the EDGE App to get started.