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Energy cooperation at Elfa Distrelec

Elfa Distrelec is one of northern Europe’s leading distributors of electronics. Elfa Distrelec markets and distributes more than 100,000 articles from over 650 suppliers from around the world.

The 27,000 sq m central warehouse is located in Järfälla and before Elfa Distrelec entered into an energy cooperation with ÅF, they had an annual energy cost of SEK 4.6 million, divided between 2.1 GWh of district heating, 0.6 GWh of district cooling and 2.4 GWh of electricity. In the face of continuously rising energy prices, they decided at the end of 2010 to instead take a look at where and how they could save energy.

The properties consist of offices, high and low bay warehouses, a restaurant, a conference facility and parking areas. The high bay warehouse has a ceiling height of 22 meters, is served by eight fully automated robots and contains an air volume of 65,000 m3.

ÅF’s assignment

Over the course of a year, ÅF has conducted an energy cooperation to reduce consumption of electricity and district heating/cooling. We have worked almost exclusively to optimize operation of the property, meaning that only small investments have been required.

Results

In year 1, the total energy consumption was reduced by 18%. 

The resulting savings in year 1 correspond to more than SEK 700,000, around 16% of the total energy cost.

 

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