Zappos.com, Inc. – Fulfillment Center
Zappos.com operates its order fulfillment center seven days a week around the clock with the belief that their key to success is outstanding customer satisfaction. They stock more than three-million shoes, handbags, clothing items and accessories from over 1,136 brands. Their focus on the customer has resulted in rapid growth over the past several years.
Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. was contacted to diagnose and develop solutions to the climate control inside their main facility. The project required a rapid response and an enduring and environmentally-aware solution. Our design approach focused on an installation that could be finished within weeks.
Highlights of KGEI’s design include:
- A design/build cooling system with a temperature decrease in the facility from 110° to 75° within 90 days.
- The system required the use of 600 tons of cooling with over a half-mile of connected pipe.
- Despite the dramatic temperature decrease, the connected energy load increased less than 0.75 Kw/ton.