Warehousing and logistics guide

Energy efficiency opportunities for warehousing and logistics companies.

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For warehousing and logistics firms, energy use is concentrated across a few key systems. Significant savings can be achieved by optimising lighting, heating, and where applicable, refrigeration systems. Low and no cost savings can easily be achieved by improving controls, improving night-time and weekend shut down routines and through better energy management.


  • Introduction
  • Energy consumption in warehousing and logistics
  • Key opportunities for energy savings
    • Lighting
    • Heating and ventilation
    • Ventilation
    • Forklifts, cranage and automation
    • Energy management
  • Renewable energy
  • Case studies
  • Actions checklist
  • Your next steps

Published: February 2019
Publication code: CTV073

This guide was produced as part of the Green Business Fund programme which ended in 2019.

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