It’s not an understatement to say that every business wants to achieve greater efficiency
when it comes to its warehouse operations. This allows for increased work output while also reducing costs simultaneously, both of which benefits the business’ finances to a great extent.
If you didn’t know yet – energy is one of the highest costs of operating warehouses. When you’re able to identify opportunities to reduce power use and decrease energy costs, you have a higher chance of improving profitability. Read on as we explore some tips to help reduce your warehouse’s energy costs.
1. Ensure machines are turned off after every use
If there are multiple machinery and equipment left running without being used, it can take a significant toll on your energy consumption. Ensure that you communicate to your team about switching off certain machines after use, especially if they do not require heavy usage. Aside from saving energy, it is also a crucial part of ensuring and maintaining warehouse safety.
Reducing energy consumption is not the only way to save on your overall warehouse costs; you can also secure an affordable warehouse space for rent
for lower expenses. Our property at 38 Ang Mo Kio Ind Park 2 comprises 3 connected buildings with multiple storeys and a corporate frontage. This B1 industrial building offers its standard capabilities and offerings, as well as in-house products including lockers, self-storage, weekend marketplace and event hall for rental. Free shuttle bus service is provided to bring commuters to the nearby Ang Mo Kio MRT station, and public bus transportation is also accessible just minutes away from the gate. Unit sizes range from 4,903 to 6,225 sqft with 4.5m ceiling height and 2.5kN/m2 floor loading capacity. Other facilities include in-house canteen, 4 passenger lifts, 3 cargo lifts, and season parking for heavy vehicles & cars.
2. Maintain or upgrade your HVAC system
Your warehouse’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is one of the primary suspects when it comes to your sky-high energy bills. Many factors can affect your HVAC’s high energy consumption, such as its age, cleanliness, and overall operating condition.
If you can’t afford to overhaul your HVAC for a new one just yet, you can still bring in an HVAC professional to check on your system for maintenance, cleaning, and preemptive repairs. Doing so can aid in keeping the costs of operating your HVAC as low as possible and even reduce the likelihood of it breaking down during working hours, an occurrence that’s bound to further increase costs due to possible delays.
3. Switching to LEDs
This will require some initial startup costs, but the savings will benefit your warehouse in the long run. LEDs last longer than traditional lighting before they have to be replaced and consume far less energy. They also offer greater luminosity than incandescent bulbs, which help to brighten up the warehouse floors, improve visibility and increase the potential to reduce workplace accidents.
Get a head start in reducing your warehouse’s operating costs by choosing the right industrial warehouse for rent
inclusive of facilities fees. Our property at Space @ Tampines provides the ideal business space solution for Clean & B1 Light and B2 environments. This 7-storey building has a ground level that houses various interior design and home furnishing businesses, bringing a good volume of customer footfall. In addition, major retailers like Courts Megastore and IKEA Tampines are located just directly opposite. With nearby accessibility to TPE, it offers a favourable location for businesses that require heavy warehouse logistic needs. Sizes of the units start from 4,603 sqft to 10,683 sqft – furnished with glass frontage, attached washrooms, 6m ceiling height and 15 kN/m2 floor loading capacity. Other amenities include 11m wide driveway, 40-footer access, 6 loading bays with dock levellers, 24-hour access & CCTV, and season parking for cars & motorcycles.