Success for building optimization at the European Energy Service Award (EESA) 2019
The city of Berlin pursues ambitious climate protection goals and BIM (Berliner Immobilienmanagement) has made an important contribution to this through its subsidiary B.E.M (Berliner Energiemanagement) and has now been awarded a special prize at the European Energy Service Awards (EESA) in Brussels.
The European Energy Award is a European quality certificate, which distinguishes the sustainability of the energy and climate protection policy of municipalities.
The energy optimization initiative is a successful project and annually reduces a total of 1,300 tonnes of Co2 and 340,000 euros in saved costs. Behind the project is the cooperation of the subsidiary B.E.M. with three innovative companies. By combining weather data with more effective heat distribution and the installation of high-efficiency pumps, the energy consumption of the heaters can be significantly reduced. The whole thing can be overviewed with an Internet-based energy monitoring, which ensures the traceability of the energy flows in the objects concerned.
“Within the project, Egain measures and optimize the need for energy used for heating buildings. Together with B.E.M., Perto and myWarm we were able to deliver a great solution. It has a direct impact on the road towards Smart Cities and the ambitious greenhouse gas emission goals set by Germany”, comments Torsten Baranowski, Head of Sales, Egain Germany.
“We save 1,300 tonnes of CO2 annually in these first properties alone. In just seven years, the costs for the project have paid off. The fact that we were honored yesterday at the European Energy Service Awards in Brussels, honors this project in particular and shows us that the BIM is on the road to success with its subsidiary in the field of climate protection. We will now also transfer these low-investment measures to other properties of BIM, “commented Klaus Gendner, Managing Director of B.E.M., on the project.
German Climate Action Plan 2050
The greenhouse gas policy targets set by Germany are ambitious and builds on to the goals set in Paris 2016. Reducing emissions with 55% by 2030 and 80-95% by the end of 2050.