Family Business & SME
The progressive energy turnaround in Germany challenges medium-sized and non-manufacturing companies to use energy more efficiently and in a more environmentally friendly manner. And, if necessary, to prove this within an energy audit. optivendo was assigned by one of the largest environmental service providers in northern Germany (120 million euros revenue, 850 employees) to support the company in setting up a certifiable energy management system for one of its 15 locations.
Initially, the challenge was to define the energy footprint limits and to determine the individual consumers and consumptions. optivendo’s main task after that, was to provide a system where energy management could be implemented efficiently in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. optivendo not only provided numerous documents and templates for recording and evaluating energy-specific key figures, but also created a company-specific template for an energy management manual for setting up an energy management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001.
optivendo worked efficiently and closely with the head of the company organization, created a project management plan, defined individual milestones to be achieved and was assigned in setting up an energy management system. In coordination with the client, optivendo operated exclusively on site. After around 12 months of co-operation, optivendo handed over a comprehensive documentation in terms of energy consumption with an identified savings potential and a first plan of action. This made it possible for the client to expand the energy management system – which had been developed together with optivendo – independently and without external additional costs as well as introduce it in other locations.
Reference: Largest environmental service provider in Northern Germany
Task: Advice on increasing energy efficiency and setting up an energy management system