Reducing Energy Costs in Your Warehouse

Reducing Energy Costs in Your Warehouse Warehouses are essential for many types of business operations. However, warehouse buildings can generate high energy bills as they are often dimly lit, requiring electric lighting to run around the clock, and not insulated well against the outside temperature, which can result in excessive climate control costs, particularly if the stored materials are environmentally sensitive. It’s no surprise, then, that so many companies are turning to Big Top Fabric Structures for a solution. Our fabric warehouse buildings offer better energy efficiency than brick-and-mortar warehouses and can therefore deliver the energy savings you’re looking for.

Illuminated by Sunlight

The fabric cover of our warehouse structures is translucent and allows natural light to flood the interior, illuminating every nook and cranny of the facility without aid from an electric lighting system. The cost savings of not having to run artificial lighting throughout the day can quickly add up, helping business owners rein in high energy bills.

Natural Climate Control

In addition to allowing natural light to illuminate the interior of our warehouses, the fabric cover offers exceptional thermal performance by blocking 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation. This allows our warehouse structures to naturally maintain a pleasant interior temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer than the outside temperature. Inside your Big Top fabric warehouse, your employees will be comfortable throughout the workday without the need for an HVAC system running nonstop and driving up energy usage. When you think about the energy savings that can be earned by not using artificial climate control or electric lighting, it’s easy to see how our fabric structures provide an impressive return on investment for companies in need of an energy-saving warehouse solution.

Other Benefits of Our Fabric Warehouse Structures

Opting for a temporary building from Big Top can provide many other benefits. For instance, our structures can be deployed quickly—at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day—and require fewer materials than permanent brick-and-mortar warehouses. This means that, in addition to energy savings, you can save quite a bit on initial construction costs. Furthermore, our fabric buildings do not require a specialized contractor to install, and they can be anchored to nearly anything, allowing them to be assembled directly on the jobsite.

Customized for Your Specific Needs

At Big Top, we are a warehouse building manufacturer that prides itself on delivering top-tier service. One of the ways we do that is by designing our buildings to meet the unique needs of our customers. Our fabric structures offer plenty of space to accommodate storage racks and equipment because there are no internal guy wires or columns. Our fabric warehouses can span up to 174 feet wide, 80 feet high, and nearly any length. Plus, we can include accessories in the design such as bay doors for shipping and receiving, insulation for environmentally sensitive materials, and durable flooring to support the weight of forklifts.

Long-Term Applications

Though our fabric warehouses are considered temporary buildings, they are nonetheless designed for long-term usage. Big Top’s fabric warehouses feature a durable industrial-grade steel frame and rip-resistant fabric. They can also be engineered for heavy wind and snow loads. With proper maintenance, our fabric structures can last for decades. And with the UV-reflective roof dutifully protecting your assets from sun exposure over the years, you’ll have a reliable structure to store all the materials your business operations require.

To learn more about how a fabric warehouse can reduce your energy costs, contact Big Top Fabric Structures today.

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