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Energy efficiency – every
Changing the game – with a high level of innovation and low consumption values
The significant reduction of energy consumption and emissions from buildings is key to the success of the energy transition. In addition, it offers enormous economic potential for your company and demonstrates your commitment to a sustainable economy.
Around one third of the energy consumption in Germany is due to the building sector. With emissions of around 120 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents per year, the building sector is the fourth largest greenhouse gas emitter in Germany. The federal government’s goal is to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent compared to 2008 by 2030. It’s an ambitious project, but we’ve taken on the challenge. Because one thing is clear: the energy efficiency target for 2030 is possible in almost all companies and households!
How do we know? Because that’s our job. With our holistic expertise, we have become a leading provider of pioneering energy services. Our analyses and concepts regarding technical infrastructure, energy-efficiency aspects and digitisation are used by numerous well-known clients. The total amount of CO2 saved on the basis of the implemented projects can be found here.
So why has the increase in efficiency only progressed slowly in Germany? That is not down to us – but rather the fact that there is no one-size-fits-all solution in this area. After all, future-proof concepts for the energy transition are almost invariably individual and require intensive consultation.
‘The energy transition is setting the course for a sustainable future.’
In the search for greater efficiency, we have to follow new paths, and we find them for our clients. In the process, we think unconventionally and creatively – but always in their interests. Ultimately, the implementation of creative ideas is by no means riskier than that of conventional approaches. And even in highly innovative building concepts, energy efficiency in operation can be further expanded. Only continuous optimisation makes a building truly sustainable – not only ecologically, but also economically. The prerequisite for this is to have a partner like M&P, who looks at the entire real estate life cycle and offers solutions in all phases.
It doesn’t get any greener than this? Yes, it does!
The Cologne Oval Offices were less than ten years old when the energy-efficiency experts from the M&P Group put them under the sustainability microscope. It is not only the organic shape and distinctive colour scheme, rather unusual for office buildings, that make the COO special: when it went into operation in 2010, it was Cologne’s first ‘EU GreenBuilding’, and only the third of that kind anywhere in Germany. Needs-based daylight control by means of 2,400 individually controllable pairs of window shutters and building cooling via the bank filtrate of the Rhine, in addition to various other technical refinements, ensure extremely low primary energy demand – around 50% less than comparable conventional office buildings.
Does it get any greener than that? Yes, said our experts, as they got to work. With extensive fine-tuning of the building and system management settings, it was possible to achieve virtually optimal energy-efficient operation: from a needs-based, individual supply for the rental spaces to the adaptation of time switching catalogues and control strategies. The result: a 25% reduction in energy consumption by general systems technology, and ‘GEFMA 160 – Sustainability in Facility Management’ certification. The recipe for success: rethinking the familiar, developing new ideas further and implementing them together.
State-of-the-art simulation methods, engineering expertise and many years of experience: we have it all – all we need is you to show the courage to change. Get in touch with us. The sooner, the better. Ideally, right now.