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Sustainable process innovation

Rising energy prices, stricter regulations and the pressure to stay ahead of the competition call for sustainable process innovations. Thanks to process intensification, companies have the potential to not only produce more safely, sustainably and cleanly but also become more efficient. In one fell swoop, making processes more sustainable also leads to better results and lower costs: a win-win-win situation.

Our areas of expertise
Lighting
When it comes to energy consumption, lighting can be the most insidious of all utilities in a company. Lighting is a matter of course and can go unnoticed as long as it works. Chances are, however, that lighting in your company is also a source of unnecessarily high energy consumption and that you can easily save up to 70% by improving the installation.
HVAC
The optimisation of heating and ventilation systems or air conditioning does not only centre on the energy and maintenance savings but also the comfort for the employees.
Compressed air
Compressed air installations have an efficiency of between 5% and 15%, which means they quickly rack up a high level of energy consumption. Minor defects or ageing often have a major effect; so, having your installation screened often yields interesting profits.
Process heating
Production processes that require process heat are generally highly energy-intensive. This makes them especially suitable for interesting savings potential.
Industrial cooling systems
European legislation on the phasing out of synthetic refrigerants has obliged many companies to replace their cooling systems and install a natural refrigerant. Moreover, cooling systems are often energy guzzlers, and their replacement can lead to interesting efficiencies.
Cogeneration
A combined heat and power plant produces heat and electricity simultaneously using fuel like gas, fuel oil or biomass. In a separate set-up, the efficiencies of a power plant and a heating installation are 16% lower than those of a CHP installation. The efficiency improvement of a CHP plant is thus quite straightforward.

Our approach

Consulting

Our audits serve as the basis for mapping out the current situation and creating a plan of action to evolve towards the ideal future scenario.

Procurement

The action plan is put into effect by bringing together a team tailored to each new challenge. All participants are challenged to give their very best at competitive conditions, and we negotiate quality assurance with all parties involved.

Management

We are the go-to for all parties involved and report on the progress of the project, which guarantees the qualitative completion of each project.

Energiemonitoring

Custom energy-efficiency reports in a single click

For those who want to maximise their physical well-being, a heart rate monitor is an essential part of the exercise gear. Similarly, a company that wants to achieve maximum energy efficiency in a sustainable way uses energy monitoring.

After all, an energy monitoring system not only shows your energy consumption today, but it also provides the necessary insights to continuously maximise your energy efficiency.

To help you stay up to date on your energy efficiencies, we have developed a simple online tool. This tool is linked to various meters and loggers so that it provides a clear overview of your energy consumption.

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An energy-efficient process without investment

If you are convinced of the necessity of making your process more energy-efficient but lack the necessary financial resources for investment, an ESCO agreement may just be the solution.

ESCO stands for Energy Service Company. An ESCO agreement essentially boils down to the fact that the ESCO company carries out an energy project in your company and also finances the investment. Through this investment, both energy consumption and the energy bill are drastically reduced. Using part of these savings, you then pay off your new installation. After the installation has been paid off, you become the full owner of the installation and benefit from a lower energy bill at no extra cost.

A key benefit of an ESCO agreement is that it does not require the company to allocate funds for the investment in the energy project. The investment is made by us and can subsequently be paid off with the energy savings achieved by the energy project. Moreover, we ensure that the amount of the repayment is lower than the energy savings achieved. As a result, you benefit from a net yield from day one.

As the company does not have to make any investments of its own, it can fully reserve its credit volume for investments in the core business. There is no need to leave room for manoeuvre in the budget as the energy project is fully self-financing. The benefit here is that the projects can be implemented more quickly and, in the case of an organisation with an international structure, there is also no need to start an approval process. Faster implementation of the energy project also ensures faster returns.

The financial benefits, however, are certainly not the only considerations that play a role in companies' decisions to work with an ESCO arrangement. A collaboration such as this also has a high degree of unburdening: the time you and your organisation need to invest in the energy project is kept to a minimum.

A comprehensive follow-up is carried out by our experts, who specialise in rolling out energy-saving projects for companies. This means that the company no longer needs specific expertise in-house and that the people with the right technical background can focus on their own projects.

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The benefits of collaboration

Rising energy prices, stricter regulations and the pressure to stay ahead of the competition call for sustainable process innovations. Thanks to process intensification, companies have the potential to not only produce more safely, sustainably and cleanly but also become more efficient. Moreover, sustainable asset management contributes to a strong image of your company in the long term.

  • A stronger image

 

Sustainable asset management will help strengthen the image of a company, brand or product in the long term. This long-term approach
ensures that brands continue to take consistent steps, with their 'name' becoming ever more valuable to clients, consumers or employees.

  • Lower costs

 

Sustainable asset management has quick and effective implications for a company's cost structure. Thanks to a new approach to processes and raw materials, energy consumption will decrease, waste will be reduced, there will be less staff turnover and the tax burden will decrease. This has allowed us to prove to our clients that the projects we carry out reduce the total cost of ownership by 20%.

 

  • Long-term compliance

 

It has become a given that governments will adopt increasingly stringent measures with regard to the footprint of companies.However, clients and consumers will also impose ever-higher demands. Sustainable asset management, which already generates interesting benefits, will ensure that your company remains relevant in the long term.

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