Energy audit completed
At Wincor Nixdorf we place great importance on optimizing energy efficiency at our company locations and we are working hard in this respect. Our last report covered the launch of the Energy Audit project, which was designed to ensure compliance with the EU's Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU). With an eye on the future, we took the initiative and held our first kick-off meetings before the Directive even came into force. This made it possible for the various energy teams to work together efficiently. The project mainly served to promote coordination, as the Directive affects Wincor Nixdor AG, Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH, and our 24 subsidiaries at 14 locations. By taking these early steps and ensuring excellent coordination, we were able to meet the deadline of December 5, 2015.
After a thorough selection process, we chose Gildemeister Energy Efficiency GmbH to act as auditors. The contract discussions were held in Paderborn in July 2015 after carrying out data collection, plausibility checks, and data analysis. The energy audit permits the use of the multi-site process, which allows sites with the same conditions to form a cluster, so we carried out audits at five locations. The external energy auditors checked relevant equipment and processes such as computer centers, production machinery and energy supply. At other sites the focus was on auditing running costs and the use of traditional forms of energy and heating.
We then carried out a feasibility study to identify which energy-saving measures could be implemented. These proposals were evaluated for each site and where appropriate integrated and implemented in the environmental management system. For Paderborn this means continuing to install LED lighting, planning improvements to the compressed air supply, expanding free cooling in cooling systems, and the introduction of energy monitoring. For the sites, it was decided to optimize energy procurement and centralize energy monitoring. The objective is to achieve transparency with regard to overall energy consumption. The results of the feasibility study will determine the actions to be taken in the next financial years.
Project Manager Thomas Konerding and Jörg te Kaat, Head of Energy Supply and Building Technology, from Wincor Nixdorf with Maximilian Heindl, Managing Director of GILDEMEISTER energy efficiency GmbH.
Proof of the energy audit has been submitted to the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA). The provisions of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive have also been implemented at Wincor Nixdorf companies that are based in the EU in line with national laws.