Energy management at the IPB comprises all planned and implemented measures to ensure a minimum energy input for the required performance.
The energy management system is the basis for systematically determining the energy flows within the institute and for deciding on investments to optimize energy efficiency. A functioning EnM enables the institute to continuously improve its energy performance by a systemic approach incorporating all legal requirements and other obligations.
Through our EnM energy policies, internal audits as well as a regular review by the management will be organized and performed.
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In the years 2008 to 2012, the institute increased electricity costs by about 47%. Since further cost increases due to the increase in levies were to be expected counter measures had to be taken.
As a result of the new energy management, it was possible to save approximately 29% of media costs by the year 2017. This saving is based on about 80 individual measures.
The institute generated annual CO2 emissions of approx. 4,700 t by 2015, through its consumption of electricity and district heating.
By switching the supply of electricity to green electricity in 2016, electricity-related CO2 emissions could be minimized by 3,500 t per year. Due to the separation from the state supply contract for electricity, the Institute was also able to achieve a minimization of electricity costs through its consumption behavior.
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The preparation of raw data for visualization and the generation of key figures is an important contribution to making comparisons and contributes to the sensitization of the employees. As part of the introduction of the energy management system, the institute has installed about 200 meters, which serve as the basis for the formation of key figures. These are made available internally to all employees in a web-based tool.
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All members of our institute have an influence on energy consumption and thus are responsible for an efficient use of resources.
Management and Board of Directors control the measures of the energy management.
Since February 2013 our energy management team meets regularly once a month to coordinate the energy saving measures and to implement them in the departments. The members come from all departments and serve as contact persons for all institute employees, who are interested in this topic and want to influence it.
For further information and questions please do not hesitate to contact our energy manager Tino Körner.
Also see our objectives and measures.