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Henningsen Cold Storage Co. is dedicated to doing our part for the environment. From using alternative energy sources, efficient facility design features, improved lighting, and efficient refrigeration technology, Henningsen is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by actively seeking or creating new ways to produce real energy efficiencies.
Another way Henningsen is realizing energy savings is through facility design features, including reflective “cool roof” systems, upgraded insulation panels, high-speed bi-parting freezer doors, and sealed loading docks.
Henningsen utilizes computer controlled variable speed compressors and fans to drive our refrigeration systems. These systems are being constantly monitored, both on and off site, to ensure that everything is operating at maximum efficiency rather than maximum power.
Lighting is another area in which the company is striving to improve. Traditional warehouse lighting uses maximum power at all times and generates heat that must be removed from the rooms. Henningsen has upgraded facilities to fully controllable, smart motion-sensing LED lighting systems with varying brightness to reduce both the heat and power as well as put light where it best serves our associates while operating in the warehouse.
Henningsen is also trying to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills by recycling pallet wood, shrink-wrap, cardboard, paper, and oil. Other programs include irrigating with reclaimed water from the rooftop condensers, and utilizing heat from the refrigeration systems to properly maintain our warehouse under-floor temperatures.
Henningsen is using cleaner alternative energy sources. In 2010, we installed an array of solar panels on both of our Portland warehouse locations. Since their installation, these panels combined to produce over 1.2 million kilowatt hours of energy.