Dr. Silvan Baetzner
The cement industry, with an energy cost proportion of more than 25 per cent of its gross value added is one of Germany's most energy-intensive industries. With an energy management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001, companies and organizations have a tool at their disposal to continually improve their energy efficiency. The resulting cost savings help to retain their competitiveness. To do this, an energy management systems systematically records all energy flows (source, utilization, consumers) in the company and assesses their energy efficiency status. This method of recording provides a basis for implementing technical measures to improve energy efficiency as well as strategic and organizational management approaches.
At the same time, companies can benefit from the so-called 'peak equalisation' by introducing an energy management system. The Peak Equalisation Efficiency Systems Regulation (SpaEfV) was approved by the Federal Cabinet in July 2013. Under the peak equalisation scheme a refund or rebate for electricity and energy tax may be available to companies in the mining or stone and earth industry, manufacturing, energy and water supply or the construction industry. Further details can also be found in the following statutory provisions:
The certification body of the FIZ GmbH certifies in particular companies from the stone-earth industry and the construction materials industry. The services of FIZ-Zert can however also be made use of by other companies irrespective of their location, membership in associations/organizations or other requirements.
As part of the certification process, the following services are provided:
The FIZ GmbH is accredited by the Germany's National Accreditation Body according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1 and certifies management systems according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001.