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Loading bay doors help to reduce energy costs

In the current climate of increasing energy costs and decreasing budgets, maintenance and procurement managers need to search out the most efficient technologies. Often overlooked, door technology can play an important role in reducing the overall costs of many industrial locations including warehouses, storage cellars and loading areas.

sara LBS works with customers, from the design stage onwards, to help specify a suitable door solution, as well as identify likely life costs to help plan on-going maintenance.

To combat rising energy costs a number of breweries in the UK have built naturally cooled distribution centres for storing their products. They use low carbon insulations and natural cooling, including a living sedum roof, to eliminate the need for electrical cooling systems. They are so successful that the correct room temperature is maintained without the use of any electrical chillers. This cooling system only works with adequate isolation from outside air temperatures, making the door’s thermal efficiency of utmost importance.

Inefficient door systems are notoriously damaging to controlled environments. sara understands this need and, in the case of the ‘eco-breweries’, designed a bespoke two door sequential locking system; using two low-energy, high speed doors the system ensures one door is always closed.

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