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Various industries worldwide have taken a global stance on developing more sustainable solutions and practices within every facet of their organizations. Environmental preservation and sustainability are considered more than a trend but a crucial step towards a better future.
One of the country’s sectors carrying out their active role in reducing their environmental impact is the industrial and logistics industry. With the challenges of globalization, such as broadening environmental regulations, evolving consumer demands, and an increasingly competitive environment, businesses are adopting fresh perspectives and innovative technologies in gradually establishing sustainability in Philippine warehousing.
Nowadays, warehouses for rent or sale in the market are viewed beyond a storage or manufacturing facility. Integrating sustainability initiatives and technologies in industrial spaces are proven beneficial in maximizing operational efficiency and improving the overall supply chain and logistics management, ultimately improving a business’s bottom line.
Essential Green Features of a Sustainable Warehouse
New green initiatives and sustainable practices are evolving daily with the emergence of new technologies. Despite this, a warehouse is only considered a sustainable one when it possesses the following key features:
Daily operations in a warehouse space consume a massive amount of energy, regardless of utilization. Energy consumption can be lowered with energy management systems. With timer-controlled thermostats and gauges, this innovation allows automated energy management, focusing on the most efficient approach in distributing power across the facility with minimal manual intervention.
Another high-energy consuming warehouse fixture is lighting. Daylighting is an increasingly-adopted technology in providing sufficient lighting through skylights, solar panels, or LED lights, thereby saving energy.
According to studies, reducing artificial lighting and incorporating more natural light into any given space increases human productivity. With improved performance, manual activities can further boost operational efficiency.
Automated Warehouse Management Systems
Apart from providing efficient energy savings, automation also offers environmental benefits, including less land usage to reduce a warehouse’s ecological footprint by maximizing vertical space; and less waste by reducing manual labor that may result in product and goods damages.
Optimized Warehouse Layout and Design
Integrating upcoming green technologies is easier with an optimized warehouse design. A sustainable layout leverages operation data to improve workflow efficiency, focuses on the efficient use of every cubic footage, and considers the space’s structure requirement for better warehouse processes and improved property durability.
There is still a shortage of available sustainable warehousing solutions. However, the industrial and logistics sector can significantly benefit from utilizing the few in existence and proven effective. The future that lies ahead for the industry is equivalent to its involvement in sustainability. Its upward trajectory rests in the rapid creation and willing adoption of green initiatives, prioritizing the positive impact on the environment.
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