Federal Environment Ministry

Up to 60 percent energy savings potential cooling systems / Federal Environment Ministry awarded innovation prize money of over 50,000 euros Berlin, December 6, 2010. 15 percent of the total electrical energy consumption in Germany are required for cooling and air conditioning. The over 120 million-German refrigeration systems emit every year about 70 million tons of CO2. Among other things, the energy concept of the Federal Government provides to save 20% of primary energy, or 10 percent of electricity by 2020. This is necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent over 1990. Innovations in the field of cold be especially worth: up to 60% energy savings potential, experts anticipate, on average, there are still 35 percent. The savings in energy costs are correspondingly high. To give additional incentives for technical innovations with a high potential for reducing the indirect and direct emissions of greenhouse gases in this area and to make these known writes the Federal Environment Ministry to the third Once the German cold Award”from.

“Nine prizes are air conditioning of a commercial building with prize money totalling 52.500 in the categories of climate-friendly”, Klimafreundlicher use of refrigeration in the food production”and climate-friendly special applications” award. In addition to the competition, the Federal Environment Ministry is engaged in refrigeration with a support program. In the framework of the climate protection campaign consulting and investments in commercial refrigeration systems are since 2008 promoted. After first evaluations funded measures achieves energy savings of 40 percent. Since also large consumers paid peak load demand is reduced, the total costs is even higher.

The non-profit co2online GmbH organises jointly with the Working Group cold the German cold award. Details on the categories, the application forms and the terms and conditions see you cold on our Web site at. The application documents must be submitted until January 31, 2011, by E-Mail at. The award ceremony is planned within the framework of a Congress expected to be at the 22.03.2011 in Berlin. About the co2online non-profit limited company the non-profit consultancy co2online mbH for reducing climate-damaging CO2 emissions committed. Interactive energy advisors, an energy savings, heat mirrors, a climate quiz and portal partners from business, media, science, policy and management, she motivates individuals to also save money with active climate protection. “” co2online is carrier air looking for campaign protection”(www.klima-sucht-schutz.de), the heating level campaign” (www.heizspiegel.de) and the Energiesparclubs “(www.energiesparclub.de). All campaigns are funded by the Federal Ministry of the environment.

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