Simple Upgrades to Make Your Warehouse More Eco-Friendly

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Adopting greener practices in your warehouse can improve your company’s bottom line. There are lots of reasons for businesses to incorporate more environmentally friendly methods. Energy efficient practices can reduce costs, improve employee safety and health and decrease waste. If you want a more eco-friendly business, consider introducing some of the following practices into your warehouse design and management.

Electrical Upgrades

Outdated electrical systems waste energy. With a new system, you could potentially reduce your warehouse’s electricity consumption. Make sure to hire an electrical contractor that understands how to develop an efficient, streamlined design.

A qualified industrial contractor will be able to improve your systems with a minimum of down time. If you’re interested in converting to green energy, your building contractor can advise you about how to proceed.

Improved Lighting

In concert with updated electricals, redesigned lighting can make your warehouse more efficient. Well-designed lighting not only cuts your power bills, it can improve the effectiveness of employees. Poorly designed lighting may lead to accidents, contribute to reduced productivity and use excess electricity.

A lighting designer will make a thorough assessment of your warehouse, identifying areas that can be improved. After the analysis, your designer will draw up plans for a new system. Effective light placement and high-efficiency bulbs should be part of the design. The contractor should understand and comply with your area’s safety codes. After the new design’s in place, you’ll have lower power bills, a smaller carbon footprint and a brighter, more comfortable environment.

Reduce and Reuse Materials

Most warehouses use a lot of packaging materials. Reducing shipping supplies can help you lower the cost of materials. It can also reduce shipping costs and the resources needed to move products within your facility. Here are some ideas to reduce extra packaging:

  • Identify areas of waste and make changes to eliminate excess packaging.
  • Choose biodegradable materials. Using more eco-friendly materials reduces pollution and minimizes your employees’ contact with potentially harmful substances.
  • Reuse materials such as pallets, plastic totes and shipping supplies.
  • Recycle materials you can’t reuse.

Adopting eco-friendly practices in your warehouse doesn’t require a complete overhaul of your facility. Relatively small changes and redesigns reap big rewards in energy savings and a reduction in pollution.

Storee’s professional electricians can help you convert your warehouse to more efficient and green systems. We’ve been designing state-of-the-art industrial and commercial solutions for nearly half a century. We can help you make your warehouse more eco-friendly with up-to-date, streamlined electrical and lighting systems.

Contact us for a warehouse consultation. Call 888-736-2032 or email us at