PostNord works very structured when analyzing energy consumption and optimization. For example, Postnord has mounted bio-meters on all locations, and as a result the company is able to clearly pinpoint the economic savings. While PostNord previously had the advisors and project managers in-house, Postnord has now outsourced the advisory and project management role to the company Kvalitek.
“The task of counseling, advising, guiding and managing our energy renovation projects is a daunting task and you have to take a lot of things into account. That’s why we have been happy to leave the assignment with Kvalitek, which is a partner with very high credibility and great technical knowledge,” said Facility Manager, Henrik Seemann, who is responsible for all of PostNord’s buildings in Denmark.
Kvalitek has undertaken the massive assignment of completely changing all conventional lighting to the energy-efficient LED luminaires in PostNord’s packing central in Broendby - an assignment that included warehouses, production areas, offices, toilets, a cafeteria, a kitchen, and outdoor areas.
“Energy renovation is about much more than just changing to energy efficient LED light sources. Of course saving energy means a lot, and in that aspect the product’s longevity, price, and quality, are important factors. But at the same time, it has to be products that ensure the right lighting conditions,” Michael Hansson from Kvalitek said and continued:
“Ledvance’s LED luminaires have proven their worth. It is not just products of high quality. A quality they back up with a warranty of 5 years. But their LED luminaires also have a very low mounting height of only two centimeters, which makes them very easy and cheap to install. This of course has a great impact on the total installation price and thus the overall savings.”
Henrik Seemann adds: “The easy installation of Ledvance’s LED luminaires translates into the lowest installation price I have ever seen. But it also minimizes the risk of breaking something during installation. For example, I am no longer worried that our production machines will be affected by dust or dirt during installation.”
The luminaires double the LUX level with reduced power consumption. That results in much more lighting for the same price. Furthermore, the employees in the warehouse are very enthusiastic about the new and improved lighting. Of course the light means a great deal for the mind when you work at night and can positively influence productivity.
At the same time LED luminaires omits much less heat than the old lights. In fact, PostNord has been able to turn off the coolers, which in itself has given notable savings on the total energy account.
Overall the changing of 1,200 lights in Broendby Pakkecenter has resulted in yearly savings of 700,000 DKK (USD 111,000 or EUR 94,000). Together with Kvalitek, PostNord is trying to identify the next steps to take in the ongoing quest for continued energy optimizing. As a closing remark, Henrik Seemann stated:
“The cooperation with Kvalitek as a nationwide installation partner and Ledvance as the lighting supplier has been a unique interaction between outstanding service and a great ability to understand the customer and offer the solutions we, as a customer, desire. Not to mention the very good quality of products.”