Energy efficiency and environmental management

Energy efficiency pays off

Energy costs typically amount to around 1% of a company’s overall costs. While the costs are low for the company, they are massive for the planet overall, with emissions from buildings accounting for almost 40% of all emissions.   

Around 80 % of a building's life cycle costs are incurred in operation. Minimizing running costs and maximizing energy efficiency are decisive factors for high profitability.

Increasing energy-efficiency can significantly increase building value. Energy-efficient commercial buildings demonstrate 2–17 % increase in resale value, 8–35 % increased rental rates, 9–18% higher occupancy rates and 30% lower operating expenses. This results in a 9% higher net operating income. All of the technical systems in a smart building will be optimised to reduce energy consumption without sacrificing conditions. Investments into energy efficiency typically pay themselves back shortly.  

Buildings will also generate some of their own renewable energy with solar panels or heat capture to minimise the need to purchase energy. The remaining CO2 emissions can be compensated to create a fully carbon neutral building.  With our know-how in the areas of energy saving contracting, energy management and remote monitoring, we support you comprehensively in avoiding high operating costs directly and in the long term.

We offer a holistic portfolio of energy services for the entire building lifecycle and for all trades regardless of whether it is a new construction project or an existing building to permanently achieve optimized energy and operational efficiency. Energy and operational efficiency are an integral part of all Caverion solutions and services.

More responsible business through environmental management 

Responsibility is increasingly required by law. The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) aims to accelerate cost-effective renovation of existing buildings and increase the use of intelligent technology in buildings.

This is setting many requirements for building owners in order for the EU to achieve the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.  It demands non-residential buildings for combined space heating and ventilation of over 290 kW to be equipped with building automation and control systems by 2025. The EU’s F-Gas Regulation aims to curb the environmental burden of refrigeration and air-conditioning by 2030 by removing hazardous refrigerants and replacing them with environmentally friendly options such as carbon dioxide (CO2).

Aside from regulations, being environmentally friendly is also becoming an increasingly significant competitive advantage for companies. Think of employer attractiveness and reputation but also the cost-efficiency gained through energy savings.

Caverion acts as a partner in environmental management, from assessing the current situation, setting goals and creating a strategy to implementing, reporting and continuously developing the operational program. Environmental management is an ongoing process and way of working, and we help our customers succeed.

Environmental management is continuous development

Environmental management process

  • Current status and objectives
  • Current state-analysis
  • Environmental Certification
  • The environmental Strategy

Implementation

  • Energy Projects
  • Energy Management
  • Service management
  • Heat Pump Projects
  • Carbon dioxide Cooling
  • Electric car charging station services
  • Reportage
  • GRI reporting
  • GRESB-reporting
Our goal is to create a long-term strategy to improve our customers’ environmental efficiency.

It is time to make significant choices towards an energy efficient and carbon neutral society!