Press archive 2013

18 February 2013

German Federal Minister for the Environment Altmaier greets the ebm-papst energy scouts

When German Federal Minister for the Environment Peter Altmaier presented his ten-point plan for an "ambitious and judicious energy and environmental policy" to the public in June 2012, it was gladly received in Mulfingen. Under the point on "energy efficiency" it said that the minister would take up successful initiatives of individual companies, such as energy scouts in companies, and ensure that they are spread.

ebm-papst energy scouts meet German Federal Minister for the Environment Peter Altmaier
ebm-papst energy scouts meet German Federal Minister for the Environment Peter Altmaier

And these are the very scouts which the technological leader of energy-efficient and resource-conserving fans had developed and established at the Mulfingen location.

Since 2010, equipped with high-sensitivity equipment such as thermal imaging cameras and compressed air testers, the ebm-papst energy scouts have been moving around the company as part of the company's own "GreenTech" climate protection strategy, looking for energy savings potential. Around 100,000 EUR in energy costs per year is what the four "trainees" save in Mulfingen alone.

Now what is already the third generation of Mulfingen's energy scouts met with German Federal Minister for the Environment Peter Altmaier during his stay in Bad Mergentheim and the trainees reported on the current status of their activities. The trainee project is now being carried out not only in Mulfingen and Niederstetten, but also in St. Georgen, Herbolzheim and in the company's location in Sülysáp, Hungary, near the capital city of Budapest. "Our objective is to show other companies as well how an energy scout can find and implement potential energy savings in a company," according to Robin Hannemann. "To do so, this year we are planning an event by trainees for trainees," says the future Electronics Engineer for Devices and Systems, now in the second year of training.

During his presentation on the future of energy management in the Wandelhalle in Bad Mergentheim, Minister for the Environment Peter Altmaier highlighted the energy scouts and praised their exemplary commitment. Furthermore, he paid tribute to the exemplary companies of the region, which have already long been committed to energy efficiency and resource conservation.

Hauke Hannig
Head of Corporate Communication / Press Spokesperson ebm-papst Group
Phone: +49 7938 81-7105
Fax: +49 7938 81-97105
hauke.hannig@de.ebmpapst.com

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