Cold storage warehousing is highly energy intensive, and for Lineage Logistics—the world’s largest temperature-controlled real-estate investment trust (REIT) and logistics solution provider—finding new and innovative technologies that could reshape its energy profile had long been an ambition. “We own and operate over 400 locations throughout the world,” Chris Thurston, director of Energy and Sustainability at Lineage, told POWER.
But while Lineage’s facilities are integral end-to-end logistical solutions, they represent a combined 2 billion cubic feet of capacity. Their consumption of power is a “big cost for us,” Thurston said, noting that most of the company’s facilities pull power from the grid. Meanwhile, Lineage has long been conscious of its carbon footprint.