GCCA Energy Excellence Program recognizes warehouse efficiency

Sept. 17, 2018
Discover more about a GCCA program to recognize warehouse facilities as they improve energy efficiency.

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has unveiled a new Energy Excellence Program designed to recognize warehouse facilities as they improve their energy efficiency and reward those that drive a philosophy of energy conservation, all while helping to make the overall cold chain more sustainable.

GCCA’s Energy Excellence Recognition Program allows participants to use interactive tools to track efficiency at each of their facilities, as well as receive progress reports and management resources to create a culture of energy efficiency. Facilities will be able to identify and change energy consumption behaviors, improve energy efficiency and promote their efforts to current and potential customers.

“We are excited to launch the Energy Excellence Recognition Program to recognize the work our members are doing to drive energy excellence in the cold chain,” said Corey Rosenbusch, GCCA president and chief executive officer. “The program can also help warehouse organizations better partner with their customers on sustainability initiatives while creating greater efficiencies that may generate cost-savings for their facility.”

Using qualitative and quantitative assessment tools, the Energy Excellence Program allows a location to establish a baseline year with records, and then track performance over time to identify challenges and opportunities for improvement. This enables warehouse operators to track facility performance over time, as well as receive progress reports with recommended next steps and links to useful resources. Top performers will receive recognition (Gold, Silver and Bronze levels) based on achievements toward energy efficiency.

The program was designed and developed by a task force of warehouse operators whose companies are members of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW)—a GCCA Core Partner—over the past two years. Members of the task force were allowed to be “Early Program Adopters” of the program, and more than 61 facilities have already enrolled including ones from Americold Logistics, Congebec Logistics and Hanson Logistics.

This program is now open to all companies operating a temperature-controlled space. Cost to participate and more details are available at www.gcca.org/energyexcellence. Those interested may also phone +1-703-373-4300 ext 211 or email [email protected].

For more information about GCCA, visit www.gcca.org.

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