Companies begin three-year cooperation
Energy efficiency network of the Building Materials Association
The energy efficiency network of the industry association “vero” is intended to reduce energy consumption in the companies and thus contribute to climate protection. ÖKOTEC accompanies the network as an energy technology consultant.
On September 18, the first energy efficiency network of the industry association vero was officially launched. The aim of the network is to reduce energy consumption in the companies and thus contribute to climate protection. ÖKOTEC expert Carsten Ernst will accompany the network as energy technology consultant and moderator for the next three years.
The first network meeting took place at Cronenberger Steinindustrie (part of the Pescher Group) in Mammendorf. In addition to a tour of the Mammendorf quarry, the participants were informed about the latest developments in energy policy, subsidies and the network process. The highlight of the network meeting was the moderated “tour de table”: Here, the energy managers exchange information about the status quo, planned measures and goals in the companies and clarify their questions and interests. Carsten Ernst summed up a very good start, which was characterized in particular by the good motivation and the high professional level of the participants. The next network meetings will focus on potential and best practices in energy efficiency for pumps, fans and drives, as well as energy data management, controlling and load management.
Participants of the energy efficiency network “vero”
- Diabaswerk Halbeswig, 42349 Wuppertal, Germany
- Teunesen Sand und Kies, 47652 Weeze, Germany
- Mendiger Basalt Schmitz, 56743 Mendig, Germany
- Franz Carl Nüdling, 36037 Fulda, Germany
- Mitteldeutsche Hartstein-Industrie, 63456 Hanau, Germany
- Hermann Wegener GmbH & Co. KG, 30159 Hannover, Germany
“Vero” official network of the energy efficiency networks initiative
With the “vero Energy Efficiency Network”, energy managers are brought together in a structured process and moderated exchange of experience in order to continuously improve efficiency in the respective companies and save energy. Nine network meetings are held during the three-year network period. In addition, each participating company receives qualified energy advice. In the coming year, the participants agree on a joint savings target by 2021 and become an official network of the Energy Efficiency Networks Initiative (IEEN).
IEEN is coordinating the federal government’s and industry’s goal of initiating 500 new energy efficiency networks by the end of 2020 to save 75 PJ of primary energy or avoid five million tons of greenhouse gases.
The network sponsor of the new industry network is vero. The building materials association represents around 600 companies in the building materials and raw materials industry with over 1,000 operations. Its members include producers of gravel, sand and natural stone, quartz, natural building blocks, ready-mix concrete, asphalt, concrete components, ready-mix mortar and recycled building materials.
ÖKOTEC looks back on more than 10 years of experience in supporting energy efficiency networks and has meanwhile accompanied and self-organized more than 30 networks – 5 of which are industry networks. As an innovative consulting company, ÖKOTEC has been developing intelligent solutions for energy and resource efficiency since 1999.
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