Climate protection is one of the most important challenges of our time. The creation of a climate protection concept has proven its worth for the overall improvement of climate protection in cities and regions. With the help of a climate protection concept, a municipal energy and CO2 balance, an analysis of the potential for the reduction of greenhouse gases, a catalogue of measures, as well as timetables for implementation are drawn up. The proposed measures are coordinated and implemented in moderated forums with the regional players. We create a climate protection concept for your municipality, coordinate implementation of the proposed measures, and moderate the accompanying stakeholder process
Greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2), are considered to be the main cause of global climate change. Companies must therefore expect that the emission of greenhouse gases and CO2 will be regulated even more strictly in the future. In order to be prepared for these developments, numerous companies have already begun to deal with issues concerning the creation of greenhouse gas emissions, their quantification and ways to permanently reduce them. Carbon footprinting is an instrument for determining the climate impact of an organization or a product. A differentiation is made here between the site-related Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF) and the product-related Product Carbon Footprint (PCF). The PCF indicates the balance of greenhouse gas emissions along the entire life cycle of a product within a defined application. The CCF indicates the balance of greenhouse gas emissions of a company’s activities at a defined location. We support our customers in the creation of a CCF or PCF, if desired with reference to the relevant regulations, such as the GHG Protocol or ISO 14040.
The legal requirements for the energy consumption of companies are becoming increasingly strict. Pressure towards a more energy-efficient design of operational processes is increasing: For example, payments by energy-intensive businesses under the Renewable Sources of Energy Act (EEG) will only be reduced if the company has introduced an energy management system according to ISO 50001. The revised Energy Tax Act also couples granting of the “surplus settlement” on the electricity and energy tax to the existence of an energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001, or an environmental management system in accordance with EMAS. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) must show energy audits compliant with the new DIN EN 16247.
By participating in KLIMAeffizient, you meet all the requirements of an energy audit according to DIN EN 16247, and can introduce an energy management system according to ISO 50001 with little additional effort. We will also show you how you can take advantage of subsidies by the Federal government for investments (such as in energy-efficient drives, ventilation systems, or lighting).
In the context of KLIMAeffizient, we perform an energy analysis, measure important energy consumers, and develop proposals for action. We also calculate the payback period for each measure. This allows you to make a quick decision on the feasibility of the measure.
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