Loading docks are the hubs of warehouses and, as such, can have a significant effect on how profitable facilities are. If operations costs are high, then profits will be lower. Operations costs can be managed, and profits improved, by being as energy-efficient as is possible in loading dock areas. By using technological advances in warehousing management and installing energy-efficient equipment in loading dock areas, facilities not only see increases in productivity and higher profit margins, but they also have a positive impact on the environment. It's a win-win for everyone. To increase energy efficiency in loading dock areas, there are several simple things that will get positive results in operations costs almost immediately. Many utility companies offer warehousing and manufacturing...
Loading docks can contribute to increased warehouse energy costs during the warm summer months. However, there are some steps you can take to make your loading dock more energy-efficient and potentially lower those costs. Before doing anything else, check your loading dock doors to ensure that they are perfectly aligned and fit tightly into their frames. Wear and tear from raising and lowering the loading dock doors continuously during operating hours will eventually create cracks and gaps that allow cold air to escape, making the inside hotter and sending cooling systems into overdrive to try to regulate the temperature. Depending on how extensive the damage is to your loading dock doors, you can choose either to repair them or replace...
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