White Papers & Reports

Published by GCCA core partner organizations, white papers and bulletins help members better understand and prepare for critical industry issues. Each paper is developed by either a committee of members, members of the Scientific Advisory Council, or other industry experts. Nonmembers may purchase white papers, reports, and bulletins in the online store.


Global Cold Storage Capacity Report

Industry growth trends, market development indicators, and market comparisons. MORE

IARW Financial Performance Reports

Profit and revenue trends for the temperature-controlled warehousing industry. MORE

Application of Automation within a Temperature-Controlled Warehouse

Reasons to consider Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS), challenges that may arise and building considerations for ASRS. MORE

Low Ammonia Charge Refrigeration Systems for Cold Storage White Paper

Learn about viable alternatives to the high ammonia charge pumped recirculated liquid system typically found in most temperature-controlled facilities. MORE

Fire Safe Solar White Paper

Best practices in installing and maintaining a fire-safe solar photovoltaic (PV) system. MORE

Dealing with an Ammonia Spill

An ammonia release can present a dangerous and costly peril to the cold storage industry. Proper planning and effective management, however, can make the difference between an emergency that can injure employees or take lives and cost millions of dollars and one that produces only temporary inconvenience. Over many years, considerable information about ammonia refrigeration systems and methods used to deal with ammonia releases have been developed and/or gathered by GCCA) and its Core Partners. The white paper Dealing with an Ammonia Spill was developed to summarize portions of that body of information.

Controlled Environment Fire Prevention White Paper

Using oxygen reduction technology for fire prevention in controlled environment facilities. MORE

Workers' Compensation Premium Credits by State Matrix

The IARW Safety Committee has compiled a state by state matrix of credits available for your workers compensation premium. MORE

Energy Back-Up for Refrigerated Warehouses White Paper

Explores energy back-up options for refrigerated warehouses. MORE

Kenya Cold Chain Assessment Report

Explores improvements needed to support the development of cold chain drivers in Kenya and could be applied to other developing countries in the region. MORE

WFLO Scientific Advisory Council Reports

Annual reports summarizing the latest research conducted by members of the council on the science behind food safety, packaging, and logistics. MORE