Submitted by: Rath GmbH & Co KG
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Climate protection also applies to gas stations
The family "council" used for the provision of space heating and hot water for their retail and commercial operation with an attached restaurant a year up to 45,000 liters of heating oil. The plant was converted to a wood chip and the use of hot water in the washer has been optimized. On the large agricultural area, which belongs to the family business, high-energy poplars are grown. Thus, the gas station with its own resources to be supplied with hot water. Because of the savings from energy efficiency (around 25%!) But also the fact that the average heating oil price has risen considerably in the comparable period since the changeover, can barely pay for the investment amount less than five years.