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Manufacturing, Distribution, and Storage Facilities

Single-story manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution facilities, whether conditioned or not, are prime candidates for the use of natural skylighting systems to reduce the amount of lighting required during the day. Additionally, manufacturing process and space conditioning systems sometimes can provide opportunities for integration leading to energy savings.


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ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard

US Department of Energy

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The ISO 50001 Standard is a proven approach for U.S. industrial and commercial facilities to plan, manage, measure, and continually improve energy performance.

Advanced Energy Design Guide - Warehouses: 30% over 90.1-1999

ASHRAE (with AIA/IES/USGBC/DOE)

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For small warehouses up to 50,000 ft2 and self-storage buildings that use unitary heating and air-conditioning equipment, which represent a significant amount of commercial warehouse space in the U.S. (2008 104 pages).

Burke Industries - Demand Response Experience

Pacific Gas & Electric

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Rubber goods manufacturer Burke Industries works with PG&E to ease the grid through demand response.

Case Study: Coastal Pacific Food Distributors – Ontario, California

Southern California Edison

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Seafood distributors use demand response techniques to reduce energy use while still keeping fish fresh.

Railex

Southern California Edison

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This refrigerated warehouse used Savings By Design incentives to incorporate energy-efficient technology during construction, and demand response to optimize ongoing energy bills.

Chick Packaging - Milpitas

Pacific Gas & Electric

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Chick Packaging in Milpitas replaced their metal halide lighting with energy efficient T5's, instaleld sensors and received many rebates. These lighting changes have lowered Chick Packaging's energy costs, increased safety, boosted moral and productivity and increased their bottom line.

Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)

US Department of Energy

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A collection of tools and resources to develop Energy Savings Performance (ESP) contracting programs that allow for capital improvements to pay for themselves through energy savings.

Guiding Principles for Successfully Implementing Industrial Energy Assessment Recommendations

US Department of Energy

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This guidebook presents 11 "implementation principles" to follow before, during, and after an industrial energy assessment.

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