Two white papers address critical issues in cold storage construction

Critical issues in cold storage construction and operations are addressed in two white papers published recently by the International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) and the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW).
Members of the IACSC-IARW Construction/Codes Committee spearheaded development of the white papers, which include:
• Application of Automation within a Public Refrigerated Warehouse, which assesses the application of automated storage and retrieval systems in public refrigerated warehouses.
•Solar Photovoltaic System Guidelines, which discusses the pros and cons of solar systems, different types of solar technologies, and mounting systems. It helps identify the optimal solar system for public refrigerated warehouses based on their specific requirements as well as potential challenges before installation.
These IACSC and IARW members contributed to the automation white paper:
•Michael Lynch, United States Cold Storage Inc
•Jake Stefan, LEED AP BD&C, ARCO Design/Build Inc
•Scott Griffin, Griffco Design/Build Inc
•T H “Ted” Elicker, PE
•Sean O’Farrell, Dematic Corporation
These IACSC and IARW members contributed to the solar photovoltaic systems guidelines white paper (H D Boesch was the primary author):
•H D Boesch, Mangan Renewables
•Curt Edmisten, MTC Logistics
•Michael Lynch, United States Cold Storage
•Thomas McClellan, Cool Lumens Inc
•Jerry von Dohlen, Port Newark Refrigerated Warehouse
•Mike Walters, HelioSage LLC
As processes and technologies change, IACSC and IARW intend to revise the white papers as the industry changes. Members are encouraged to submit comments for consideration on the white paper at any point. Comments may be sent  to [email protected]
The white papers are available electronically via the GCCA website, free of charge to members of IACSC or IARW. The papers are also available for sale to non-members.
IARW and IACSC are core partners of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), which represents major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. For more information, visit

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