About Encon

Encon is involved in the
development and implemenation of
sustainable energy projects

Who is Encon?

Encon is a specialized and independent energy consulting firm and market leader in creative and innovative solutions for energy saving, renewable energy and sustainability projects for industrial companies. Rising energy prices and higher environmental standards are forcing industrial companies to use energy more efficiently or to produce renewable energy. Encon helps companies to:

  1. ensure that technical systems comply with the applicable legislation
  2. manage energy costs efficiently
  3. ensure sustainability in the long term

Within these areas, Encon carries out the projects from A to Z, i.e. from the study phase up to and including the actual implementation, ensuring that actual results are achieved. Encon can also take care of the financing of its projects, allowing industrial companies to earn money immediately from energy-saving measures without having to invest themselves. Encon has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands and Uruguay. Encon works for companies such as Heinz, Ikea, Total, Bombardier and Groep Essers and is active both in Flanders and for its customers in Europe.

Encon started its activities in 2002 and has 17 years of experience in energy saving, renewable energy and sustainability projects.

What makes Encon tick?

There is a broad consensus that our planet is warming up as a result of excessive emission of greenhouse gases. It is also clear that we urgently need far-reaching measures to contain global warming. The challenges, however, are immense.

For thousands of years, human activity had no significant impact on our climate or environment. In a very short time, all of that has changed. The increase in CO2 in the atmosphere was brought about in a short period of just over 150 years during three industrial revolutions. We need to reduce this excessive increase over the next 30 years, i.e. over a period that is five times shorter.

Ironically, mankind is technically advanced enough to meet this challenge and succeed. The greatest difficulty, however, appears to be of a societal nature. It is imperative that everyone - citizens, business leaders and politicians - should show sufficient readiness to adopt the necessary solutions, which, by the way, are not lacking. Encon's experience shows that this is not yet sufficiently the case, even when energy savings earn themselves back in the short term.

In short, the most important climate challenge is not of a technical, but of a societal nature.

Every day, Encon proves that ecology and economy can effectively go hand in hand. The table below gives you an overview of the savings that Encon has achieved since the start of our company:

€ 258000000
 Savings with customers
119000 ha
Forest equivalent
1430500
Tons co2 Saved

More information about calculating the CO2 offsettign by trees can be found here.

From all this, Encon could only conclude that it should not only look for technically advanced solutions, but that an equally important task is to convince companies to make the best possible use of the available techniques, which also bring in money. Encon's CO2 neutrality is an example of Impact Investing in practice: it allows to generate an ecological impact in addition to offering an interesting economic advantage.

Please click here for more information about Impact Investing. 

Rising energy prices and higher environmental standards

Rising energy prices and higher environmental standards are forcing industrial companies to use energy more efficiently or to produce renewable energy.

Ecology and economy go hand in hand

Nowadays, ecology and economy go hand in hand. Investing in energy projects implies a high return on investment combined with environmental benefits.

Demand for care for the environment

Our vision for the future is that industrial companies will be willing to invest in environmental projects with a lower return on investment because of stricter environmental standards and corporate social responsibility.

Our mission: opportunity for impact

Encon helps companies to:

  1. ensure that technical systems comply with the applicable legislation
  2. manage energy costs efficiently
  3. ensure sustainability in the long term

Initially, cost efficiency and the return on capital will be key in these energy projects. At a later stage, Encon focuses on the sustainability and CSR of its clients. Through our know-how, experience and pragmatic approach, we can achieve tangible results which are tailored to the needs of our clients. Encon assumes its responsibility throughout the entire project, thereby creating significant added value for companies. Our approach is aimed at relieving our customers of as many burdens as possible, both technically and financially. As a company, Encon operates independently of its suppliers. For these sustainable energy projects, Encon wants to be a benchmark for industrial companies in Flanders and its customers in Europe.

Sandra Deraeve, Winner of the Livia Award

The Livia Award, a annual prize awarded by Unizo to reward female entrepreneurship, was won by Sandra Deraeve in 2017. It is the culmination of many years of work on Encon's expansion. Please click on the following link to read the article and watch the video.

Article: http://www.encon.be/nl-BE/nieuws/sandra-deraeve-wint-livia-award-van-unizo