With Power, Less Can Mean More…More Environmental, More Money
Operators of distribution centers, warehouses, and production operations are learning
that “green” initiatives are not only good for the environment, but “being green” can
also mean saving money. Adding more pressure to this scenario is the prediction
that energy costs will continue to rise in the future. Also, earth friendly initiatives can
improve your company’s image with customers, stockholders, and the public.
The “green” money is created primarily in two areas: energy management and
rebates. By reducing the energy required to run your facility, your operational costs
go down; add to that an annual rebate check from the local power company and
you’ve got real money. For example, one distribution center that upgraded their
conveyor system controls and added a new energy saving conveyor system,
received a rebate for $40,000 from their electric power provider.