As the winter season arrives in the Midwest and Northeast United States, the Southshore Companies are going green by installing new, more efficient warehouse heating units. Leading the charge is Southshore’s David Kirshenbaum, President and green technology supporter. “Although a neutral carbon footprint would be great, we’re taking the implementation of environmentally friendly techniques in the way we heat and cool our buildings one step at a time,” says David. The new heating units will utilize air rotation technology in conjunction with a series of computer controlled fans programmable to distribute the warm air evenly throughout the contract warehouse space and at the correct times according to the warehouse activity level. The replacement of air make-up units is initially costly, but the new units will use less energy and make an impact on energy cost over the long term. With over 2 million square feet of warehouse space in four Midwest and New England states, the Southshore Companies hopes to bring total energy consumption down by 15% this year primarily through warehouse heating reductions. Southshore is convinced that going green is simply a good business practice. When asked about his strong commitment to the environment, David indicated that it’s time to “go green or go home!”
The Southshore Companies provide warehousing logistics, fulfillment, transportation services and commercial real estate development in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Connecticut.