How Much Does it Cost to Light a Warehouse?
There are many factors that can drive up energy costs for your company’s warehouse space, lighting being a prime example. Businesses with brick-and-mortar warehouses and traditional lighting systems can expect energy costs to range from $700-$800 per month. If you’re looking for an alternative option that can help minimize your energy usage, Big Top can help.
The Benefits of a Translucent Roof
We custom design and manufacture fabric buildings for companies that need a more versatile and energy-saving option for their warehousing needs. The hallmark feature of our structures is the translucent fabric roof. This roof will allow natural sunlight to flood the interior of your warehouse, thereby minimizing or eliminating altogether your dependence on artificial lighting. The cost savings of not having to power a lighting system throughout the day can be significant, as you can imagine.
Optional Energy-Efficient Lighting
At Big Top, we know that not all operations cease in the evening. If your company’s production runs into the night or around the clock, we can hang an LED lighting system that is more energy efficient than traditional bulbs. That way, you’ll still have plenty of illumination, even at night, and the lower energy usage can be bolstered by your daytime operations, which will not need artificial lighting at all thanks to the translucent roof.
Additional Ways a Fabric Warehouse Can Help Save on Costs
Not only will the translucent roof of your fabric warehouse illuminate the interior naturally, it will also block 99.95 percent of harmful UV-A and UV-B radiation, protecting your equipment and materials and helping to maintain a comfortable interior temperature that is on average 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the outside temperature. This will allow your employees to conduct their duties comfortably, without use of an HVAC system (though we can certainly include an HVAC system, complete with ventilation and insulation, if you prefer artificial climate control).
Outside of energy-related expenses, our fabric shelters cost less and take less time to build — they can be constructed at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day — and they do not require a third-party contractor to assemble. Additionally, should your warehousing space need to grow, our buildings can be expanded thanks to their modular design, saving you the costs of having to add on to a brick-and-mortar building or relocate your operations.
Speaking of relocating, this is another prime example of why our shelters are superior to traditional warehouses – your fabric building can be disassembled and relocated should your production move to a different location. If your warehouse only needs to be moved around your property, you can lift it intact with a crane and re-anchor it where you need it.
Furthermore, you’ll be pleased to know that Big Top’s fabric structures can be registered as equipment with the IRS, which may lead to tax benefits for your company.
Other Features & Benefits of Our Fabric Structures
Your fabric warehouse from Big Top will be supported by an ultra-strong galvanized steel frame, and can be engineered to meet local building codes for heavy wind and snow loads. Plus, there are numerous accessories available to meet your warehousing needs including dehumidification and exhaust fan systems to maintain optimal air quality, as well as large bay doors and durable flooring to accommodate forklifts and other equipment.
To learn more about why a fabric warehouse from Big Top is the right choice for minimizing your energy costs, contact Big Top today.