Submitted by: SOLVIS GmbH & Co KG
Implemented country: Germany
Title: Europe´s largest Zero-Emission Company
With Europe´s largest Zero-Emission Company the German Solar technology Producer "Solvis" has attracted international attention. Located in Braunschweig the 2 storey company building with 8150 square meters was opened in 2002 and is a prime example of an environmentally sound industrial plant offering a high degree of industrial efficiency and a pleasant working environment. Timber frame construction, more than 30% of electricity and heat is covered by solar collectors and PV, the rest is covered by operating a rape oil fuel CHP. With best insulation and exhaust air heat recovery 70-80% less energy is used. Vacuum toilets reduce water consumption by 70%. With an optimised use of daylight and with energy saving office facilities electricity consumption can further reduced by 50%. The direct connection to public transport motivates employees to leave their cars at home.