Press release August 12, 2019

BIM promotes climate protection together with startups.

Following energy upgrades to 300,000 square meters of its fire brigade and further education premises, BIM and its subsidiary B.E.M. are continuing their successful collaboration with three startups.

Berlin, 1 July 2019 – For 15 cultural buildings and 24 police buildings administered by building managers Berliner Immobilienmanagement GmbH (BIM), this year has seen the start of energy upgrades in the form of so-called low-cost measures. Such measures offer high savings potential but without restricting the users of this federal state property. Last year alone, fire brigade and further education facilities in the federal state saved 1300 tonnes of CO2 and 256,000 Euros’ worth of energy costs, a reduction of 20 percent. In collaboration with a joint venture consisting of the three startups, Egain, myWarm and perto, BIM is now continuing this success, together with its subsidiary, Berliner Energiemanagement GmbH (B.E.M.), founded in 2016.

“The results of the first rollout, and also the winning of the European Energy Service Award from the EU Commission in the Climate Protection category, show that we are on the right path,” says Klaus Gendner, Managing Director of B.E.M.

These energy efficiency measures combine temperature forecast control in heating boilers, hydraulic balancing of heating systems and the replacement of inefficient pumps. “As well as the police premises, in this rollout we deliberately focused on prominent addresses, such as the Wannsee Conference Building, the Nikolaikirche, the Literaturhaus and the Brecht-Haus, in order to bring the topic to public attention. At the same time we are increasing the buildings’ performance with a higher degree of digitalization,” says Sven Lemiss, BIM Managing Director.

With this initiative, BIM and, through it, the State of Berlin, is fulfilling its function as a role model, as laid down in the Energiewende (Energy Transition) legislation. “Together with its subsidiary B.E.M., BIM is showing that climate protection measures in existing building stock are feasible and cost-effective. They are consistently promoting new technology and innovative solutions from young businesses like us. We are pleased to be able to show, once again, how successful such a cooperation can be,” remarks Christian Grotkopp, Business Unit Manager at Egain Group.

About BIM Berliner Immobilienmanagement GmbH

As the State of Berlin’s very own property management provider, BIM Berliner Immobilienmanagement GmbH (BIM) is responsible for more than 5000 buildings and sites. It handles their management, development and renting out, as well as building maintenance. Together with its subsidiary, B.E.M. Berliner Energiemanagement GmbH, it makes an important contribution to fulfilling the State’s climate protection goals.

For further information, please contact:

Christian Grotkopp, Business Unit Manager, Egain Group, +49 152 56 077 685,
Johanna Steinke, Press Officer, BIM Berliner Immobilienmanagement GmbH, +49 30 90 166 1683,


About Egain Energiedienstleistungen GmbH
Egain is a leading technology company with extensive competence in the energy and comfort optimization of real estate. The company develops intelligent software for automatic optimization of heating control systems. Low energy consumption, improved environmental performance and a pleasant indoor climate are just some of the benefits which Egain provides. The core of Egain’s work is an IoT platform called Egain Edge, which links to a high-performance, self-learning AI engine. This provides efficient measurement, visualization and automatic optimization of the energy potential of a building. Egain was founded in 2003 in Sweden and is majority-owned by Summa Equity. Currently Egain is used in over 4000 buildings and over 250,000 apartments.

myWarm Deutschland GmbH
myWarm Deutschland GmbH provides hydraulic balancing of heating systems throughout Germany, using “Procedure B” (room-by-room heating load). The balancing utilizes a computer-supported, patented procedure which, unlike other common procedures, is based not on theoretical calculations but on data measured live on the heating devices. myWarm thus achieves an unmatched accuracy and permits precise hydraulic balancing of major systems of up to 2000 heating devices. Past experience shows that savings of between 10 and 30 percent are possible.

perto GmbH
Energy efficiency provider perto focuses on the replacement of inefficient electric devices. The company concentrates on low-cost measures with short payback times. The heart of the business is software for calculating individual energy consumption through image recognition, thus making potential savings more transparent. Service provision includes installation by a local technician and the funding service. Currently, perto is offering the state-subsidized replacement of heating and circulation pumps, at the same time fitting them out with measurement technology for digitalization of heating energy consumption and distribution. Analysis via an IoT platform gives the basis for further savings and enhanced utilization.


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