Distribution Centers Case Study
DISTRIBUTION CENTERS AVERAGE 41% IN ELECTRIC COST SAVINGS ACROSS THE US & CANADA
Transformative Wave has helped distribution centers across North America achieve their number one goal: maximizing efficiency. The rooftop-unit (RTU) heating, ventilation and air conditioning control strategies pioneered by Transformative Wave with the CATALYST and eIQ Platform helps cavernous distribution centers use less energy.
Distribution centers are immense, covering several acres, and they tend to be 24/7 facilities with high ceilings and enormous heating, ventilation and air condition needs. They also are home to conveyances that use large amounts of energy and must be brightly lit 24/7 so that the right product is placed on the right vehicle for delivery. With this unique environment, ensuring appropriate temperature control can be a daunting task, particularly for keeping cool in warm climates. Add to that outside openings for loading vehicles and energy costs can be a top expense.
Employing the CATALYST enables distribution centers to change their energy profile to reduce both consumption and demand – lowering one of the top costs of such a facility. The CATALYST combines energy saving methods with new, innovative fan controls for RTUs, reducing peak power intervals when utilized throughout all modes of operation. Add to that the eIQ Platform, a web-based building automation system, and distribution centers will have the ability to remotely control temperature setpoints, schedule temperature changes, and remotely diagnose when equipment is beginning to fail.
The savings that can be achieved with the CATALYST and eIQ Platform have proven to be dramatic in facilities across a wide variety of climate zones in the United States and Canada. For all distribution centers, an average of 41% electric cost savings have been achieved, making them much more cost-effective and profitable, supporting the bottom line. In an evaluation of 13 distribution center sites, Transformative Wave has already helped save 1.74 Million kWh. In short, saving energy results in greater financial stability for these facilities that can so greatly impact a company’s profitability.
Contact Transformative Wave today to see how our innovative products can make a difference in your distribution centers.