Refrigerated warehouses and distribution centers are extremely energy intensive. In fact, energy consumption represents the second highest operating expense in these facilities, trailing only labor costs. Major energy using systems include refrigeration, lighting, doors, battery chargers, freezer under-floor heating, dry storage ventilation and heating, and offices. Cascade had deep expertise in all these systems from projects we’ve completed at hundreds of facilities. With a mix of O&M and capital projects, it is not uncommon to see cold storage energy use reduced by up to 50 percent.
Cascade has improved the energy performance at hundreds of public refrigerated warehouses and food distribution centers. We are the official energy management Service Partner of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), as well as the corporate energy management partner for the largest refrigerated warehouse (Americold) and food distribution (Sysco) companies in the world. Whether a small, family-owned facility or a large, multi-site corporation, Cascade is the most experienced partner you will find.