Endress+Hauser Supports Energy-Saving Targets

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December 5, 2022

 

A complete set of measures is reducing electricity and gas consumption at the Reinach site

Endress+Hauser is pursuing the goal of using energy efficiently and economically at all of its buildings and plants. In view of the current challenges with gas and electricity supplies, over recent weeks the company has initiated a wide range of measures aimed at further reducing energy consumption. Nevertheless, a Christmas tree will shine once again in front of the company headquarters in Reinach, Switzerland.

As a founding member of the Swiss Energy Savings Alliance, Endress+Hauser voluntarily supports the Swiss government’s efforts to ensure the reliability of energy supplies. To do that, the specialist for measurement and automation technology is primarily optimizing building services technology, for example by turning off lighting not required for operations, adjusting lighting timers and lowering the set points and operating times for the heating, ventilation and cooling systems.

Room temperatures have been lowered for spaces where gas heating is used and standby operation for computers, monitors and systems is being avoided. “The bottom line is, we can reduce electricity consumption by 10 to 15 percent and gas by roughly 12 percent,” says Sandra Jeker, Head of Facility Management.

In production, the situation is more challenging: “Because we already implemented a lot of measures to use energy efficiently, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to achieve further energy savings,” says Energy Manager Pascal Meury. However, additional measures reduce electricity consumption in production by up to 5 percent. The Group’s headquarters was built in 2006 according to Swiss energy-consumption standards (“Minergie”).

The most recent large-scale expansion of the plant for flow measurement technology in Reinach can be operated carbon-neutrally. Furthermore, the photovoltaic systems on the buildings make the company one of the largest solar power producers in the region.

Christmas tree will light up this winter as usual

The energy-saving measures at Endress+Hauser in Reinach also include foregoing Christmas lighting on and in the buildings. Nevertheless, a large Christmas tree will be erected in front of the company’s headquarters in time for the first Sunday of Advent and, limited to the evening hours, it will be lit with LED bulbs.

“We want to give people a sign of hope, especially during these challenging times,” says Dr Klaus Endress, President of the Supervisory Board. “Local residents, as well as our employees, appreciate this tradition and look forward to it.”

The silver fir originates from regional forests. Although somewhat smaller than those in past years, the tree will be easily visible for anyone using the roundabout at the intersection of Brugg, Kägen and Aumatt streets, one of the busiest traffic junctions in the municipality of Reinach and a gateway to the Kägen industrial district.

 

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