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CO₂-Reduction

Our climate protection strategy incorporates all measures necessary to reduce CO₂ emissions. The basis for your climate protection strategy is provided by audit-proof CO₂ data, based on the entire value-added process, which we collect using our Financial Data Based Carbon Control System. This unique method of recording the CO₂ balance sheet on an ongoing basis shows where the greatest reduction potential lies within the company and how implemented reduction measures affect your CO₂ emissions.

Reduction instead of Compensation

We at Global Climate® choose CO₂ reduction over CO₂ offset. In order to achieve a continuous decarbonization of our customers, we support them on their way to climate neutrality through intensive consulting, continuous, traceable controls and annual reviews. Together we examine the CO₂ savings potential in your company, present new technologies, check the potential value of investments and advise on possible funding. We consciously distance ourselves from the now widespread greenwashing and encourage our customers to invest directly in their own company to provide new energy-saving processes, green energy sources and comprehensive CO₂ education.

Identify reduction potentials

The area of technical building installations is of central importance for potential savings in existing buildings. In particular lighting, ventilation, cooling, room heating and general building installations are the decisive factors here.
The decarbNOW control tool developed by Global Climate® collects, analyses and evaluates possible reduction measures, taking into account the different use cases. In this way we enable your company to identify the relevant savings potentials in order to optimize the building´s technical management and its components and to find a more efficient use in operation.

CLIMATE PROTECTION CONCERNS EVERYONE!

CLIMATE PROTECTION CONCERNS EVERYONE!

Reduction through change of behaviour

We inform your employees about possible steps to avoid and reduce CO₂ emissions. In our workshops we inform your employees about the positive effects of emission reduction in the company and show them how they can actively contribute to it. Because those who are well informed are more likely to be motivated.

Eco-friendly heating

Room temperature and the quality of the air play an important role in the well-being of employees and thus affect their health and the working climate. Correct heating or the targeted use of air conditioning systems is important.

What can the employees themselves do?

  • A room temperature of 21-22 degrees is recommended. Relying on this recommendation is helpful as the employees’ individual perception of temperature may greatly vary.

  • Ventilate the rooms rather by opening the windows widely for a short time instead of partially for a long time.

  • In summer, shade the rooms in time. In this way the air conditioning can be throttled down.

What can the company do?

  • Thermal insulation on buildings can save up to 70% of heating energy. Our architects and experts will be delighted to advise you on which energy-saving measures make the most sense and how you can obtain any subsidies.

  • Lowering the heating at night after work saves enormous amounts of energy without affecting the well-being of employees.

New heating system

VMany heating systems in industry, trade and commerce do not work efficiently. Here the energy costs and thus the CO₂ emission can be lowered very fast by simple optimization measures. The right time to replace an existing heating system may vary from location to location since each enterprise will have different and unique individual requirements. Nevertheless, in general, energy costs will likely be too high if:

  • the heating is operated with fuel oil or electricity,

  • the boiler is older than 7 years or

  • the heating service was carried out a long time ago.

The purchase of a new, energy-efficient heating system can lead to overall cost and emission reductions.

 

Using office equipment in an energy-efficient way

The energy-saving use of office equipment such as computers, printers or fax machines can lead to major energy savings. Therefore: When purchasing new office equipment, energy-saving models should be preferred.

 

To help with the decision, you can pay attention to energy related and environmental labels and compare energy consumption data of different models.

 

In addition to the careful selection when purchasing new office equipment, a few small tips can also be useful and help to
save energy:

  • Computers or notebooks should only run when they are in use. During longer breaks, it is advisable to switch off the devices, as they also consume energy in standby mode.

  • E-mails with long discussions or large attachments consume memory and server capacity when sent, and therefore unnecessary energy.

Optimize lighting

Good illumination and energy saving are not contradictory. With well-designed illumination, companies can massively reduce their electricity consumption without reducing the quality of light.

 

  • Energy-saving lamps consume only 20% of the energy of an ordinary light bulb. Old light bulbs should therefore be replaced.

  • Lights should definitely be switched off when leaving rooms which are only occasionally used.

  • Lights should definitely be switched off when leaving rooms which are only occasionally used.

Climate Neutral Mobility

The transport sector is one of the biggest sources of CO₂ emissions. In Germany, about one fifth of the total CO₂ emissions are caused by the transport of people and goods. Rush-hour traffic accounts for a considerable proportion of this. One fifth of all journeys made by people are individuals commuting to and from work.

There is a large CO₂ savings potential in everyday mobility.

By bike to work

Cycling means mobility without CO₂ emissions. Cars are used in more than half of all trips to work for distances less than 5 km. These short distances consume disproportionately high amounts of fuel and result in very high CO₂ emissions. Bicycles are an ideal means of transport for precisely this distance.

In practice, this means that using a bicycle instead of a car can save around 300 kg of CO₂ emissions per year for a 5 km journey to work. Together with walking, cycling is therefore the most climate-friendly form of transport.

Train instead of car or plane

Business trips do not necessarily have to be made by car or plane. If you decide to travel by train over long distances, you will save the environment around two thirds of the greenhouse gas CO₂. Compared to air travel, the figure is as high as 75 percent.

Local public transport instead of the car

Travelling by travel by bus or train results in two thirds less CO₂ than traveling by car. If only one percent of drivers would leave their car at home and use local transport services instead, 1,000,000 tons of CO₂ could be saved annually in Germany alone.

Climate conscious car purchase

One tax and climate friendly option is the replacement of cars with conventional combustion engines with electric cars. It can be quite lucrative for an employer to equip his sales force with electric cars. In addition to a massive CO₂ reduction, which pays off on the company’s carbon footprint, state subsidies and tax benefits are also very attractive.

Sustainable sourcing

Carbon Pricing Strategy – Aware of external costs.

In all decisions, not only the actual costs but also the negative effects on the climate should be considered and priced in. For example, taking into account the carbon pricing strategy, a supposedly cheap flight can be significantly more expensive than, for example, a trip by train, taking into account the external costs.

The selection of suppliers according to their climate protection activities also has an impact on the climate balance of your own company. Sustainable purchasing of office materials such as stationery and paper can be a start to reducing energy consumption in your company.

Reduction through technologies

The understanding of climate change demands a fundamental review of the way we think. New technologies can help to massively reduce CO₂ emissions.

Switching to renewable energy – highest CO₂ reduction potential.

Renewable energies are leading away from fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas. Switching to the use of energy from renewable sources like sun, water and wind represents a huge CO₂ avoidance potential. For this reason, the German government aims to increase the proportion of electricity from renewable energy sources to 80% by 2050. In addition to the saving of operating costs, acquisition or conversion costs are also financially supported.

The following, for example, are considered eligible for subsidies

  • Solar energy through solar panels.

  • Energy generation by burning biomass in, for example, pellet or wood chip furnaces.

  • Heat pumps for the use of renewable energies from water, air and earth.

Optimization of processes

Measures for process optimization in companies are important in order to use valuable resources intelligently and efficiently. Therefore, the optimization of processes and procedures offers a high potential for the reduction of CO₂ emissions. For example, residual heat generated in the production process can be used to supply the company with heat, or deliveries can be pooled to reduce transport journeys.

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