Systematic reduction of energy costs
Publication on energy management systems gives businesses and organisations guidance on savings potential
Energy-intensive businesses are granted a reduced rate Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) levy- provided they have instituted an energy management system, or EMS. An EMS is also worthwhile for other businesses and organisations such as public authorities and church institutions. A joint publication by the Federal Environment Agency and the Federal Environment Ministry shows how to systematically improve energy efficiency. “Companies of any size and in any industry will find structured, easy-to-understand instructions on how to set up an energy management system. They can easily determine their energy saving potential and take targeted steps to boost energy efficiency,” says Jochen Flasbarth, President of the Federal Environment Agency. The new ISO 50001 international standard has stipulated the uniform requirements of an EMS since this year. There are already 900 businesses worldwide certified according to ISO 50001, 470 of which are in Germany.