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Case Study : Energy and Carbon Management – reducing carbon by 16% in Citywest

Issue

Inspired by the low carbon footprint of our newest warehouse in Greenogue, a highly automated ‘dark warehouse’ which uses light only when there are people in a given area, we identified that there was potential to reduce our energy consumption levels in our warehouse network, starting with our biggest facility in Citywest.

Action

  • We invested in two new high efficiency (Rhoss) packaged air cooled chiller with axial fans for our Citywest warehouse
  • We upgraded our energy monitoring system to allow full visibility of our energy usage system and switched off ourunused automation systems during ‘off’ days.

Outcome

  • In the Citywest facility, we achieved energy savings of 334 tonnes of CO 2 in the year, 16% savings on 2018
  • The savings were delivered despite a significant increase in warehouse activity and production hours of approximately 13% from 2018
  • Our plan is to implement these initiatives in all Uniphar sites from 2020.

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