Consistently using energy efficiently can help you control your company’s energy costs. We at TÜV Rheinland can help industry and local governments introduce more energy-efficient structures. Certification as an “energy-efficient company” ensures continuous improvement of your energy efficiency through the use of measurement instruments and Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) to monitor and analyze energy use – and that, in turn, ensures greater cost-effectiveness.
With support from TÜV Rheinland in matters related to energy efficiency, you can:
Our experts conduct the certification process in several steps and in close cooperation with your company. To reduce the complexity of the energy analysis, we break down your operations into typical consumption elements, each of which has specifically defined requirements. These, in turn, are also individually adapted to the specific circumstances of your company. Upon successful completion of the audit, you receive the “energy-efficient company” certificate. To sustain and further extend the savings achieved, we conduct periodic follow-up audits.
Step 1: The Energy Check
Step 2: Assessment and Analysis of Potential Savings
Step 3: Planning and Cost/Benefit Analysis
Step 4: Technical Implementation
Step 5: “Energy-Efficient Company” Certification
When analyzing and evaluating sources of energy used, overall complexity is reduced by breaking the sources down into manageable elements of consumption. The energy efficiency of each element is then evaluated using a list of criteria specific to the application in question.
Let’s examine a hospital with its typical applications: building shell, elevators, operating rooms, intensive care stations, treatment rooms, hospital rooms, kitchen, laundry, and a vehicle fleet. Each of these applications uses different sources of energy: air conditioning, medical devices, IT equipment, and lighting, to mention a few. The list of criteria that need to be evaluated each includes questions on management and the quality assurance system in place, along with various energy-related devices and installations that have a significant impact on energy consumption. We weigh the importance of each of these while incorporating them in the overall evaluation of energy efficiency.
“Energy-efficient company” certificates are issued to businesses that satisfy at least 60% of the criteria in the overall energy analysis.