Lineage Logistics, a refrigerated warehouse and logistics provider, has signed a contract with Cascade Energy to implement a company-wide, three-year energy management program at all of its 111 facilities.
The partners have learned from their pilot that the following are key elements of an energy management plan:
- Executive support and commitment
- Site specific energy goals, with a company-wide target of 10 percent improvement over the next three years and a ten year goal of 25 percent improvement
- Dedicated roles and responsibilities for program implementation, at each site
- Program performance monitoring through energy key performance indicators
Cascade’s platform involves energy efficiency software that provides a common interface across all facilities. The platform will incorporate real-time energy use, production and weather data to provide visibility on true energy performance. Cascade will also provide support via onsite energy efficiency tune-ups that identify and implement energy savings opportunities, training on refrigeration system best practices and technical support over the three-year program to help facilitate continuous improvement.