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.