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ener.CON Europe Award 2018

Haven´t you always wanted to get honoured for your work?

In the framework of the 7th ener.CON Europe conference, we.CONECT will again reward energy, sustainability, environment and facility experts for outstanding energy and resource efficiency projects! Industry experts and long-year-practitioners will select the nominees and winners.

Now it´s time you get awarded!

Deadline: January 12, 2018

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Award ceremony

In the framework of the 7th ener.CON Europe conference, we.CONECT will bestow the award for the best energy efficiency projects on March 19, 2018 in Berlin. The ceremony will take place during the elegant networking dinner in Maritim proArte Hotel in the heart of Berlin.

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The deadline for submission is January 12, 2018.

Our international expert jury will use the following aspects for their evaluation:

  • INNOVATION – How innovative or unique is the approach?
  • SIMPLICITY – How easy is the project to realize?
  • ACHIEVEMENT – How much energy is really saved?
  • MATURITY– Is the approach ready to use?
  • COST EFFECTIVENESS – What is the balance of development costs and savings?
  • SUSTAINABILITY – Is it a long-term project?
  • REPUTATION – Is the project part of a social responsibility strategy?

Hall of Fame 2016

On the occasion of the 5th ener.CON Europe, the leading networking conference on energy efficiency for asset intensive industries, we.CONECT has bestowed the renowned ener.CON Europe award for the third time.

1st Place: e.Luterbach

The winning projects main target was to design and build a state of the art powder coating plant that runs environmentally and cost optimized. With the help of PinCH software developed by the University of Applied Science Lucerne, an optimized heat recovery network and energy supply system was developed. As a result 270,000 kg CO2, 120,000 Euro and 30 % energy could be saved within a year. The award jury was convinced by the high innovation level and the amount of energy that was saved. Fabian Luccarini presented the project and thanked his whole team.

2nd Place: Voith

The energy and resource efficiency project from Torsten Kallweit and Dr. Tim Dreessen from Voith achieved annual savings of 6.5 million Euro. Voith was one of the first companies in the plant and mechanical engineering sector to establish an Ecological Business Management (EBM) to obtain an economic added value by considering the ecological aspects of energy and material. A group-wide standardized green controlling process with associated integrated tools was the key to success. Every year, a total of 52,704 MWh of energy, 737,078 m3 water and 1,907 metric tons of material have been saved. Torsten Kallweit and Dr. Tim Dreessen were happy to receive the prize.

3rd Place: Continental Automotive

The third price went to Continental Automotive for the project Green Plant Regensburg, presented by Dr. Benjamin Fuchs. The ISO 50001 certified plant is one of the most energy efficient plants within the Continental Automotive Group worldwide. Thanks to a 2013 built energy center, cooling and heating is recovered and the energy consumption was reduced. The use of new air compressors and vacuum pumps led to an efficient supply network. The lighting in the production was converted to LED. Within 5 years, the KPI ‘energy consumption per product’ showed an increase of energy efficiency of more than 30 percent. A team of 30 people from different departments is the driving force for energy projects.

CHARITY PARTNER 2016: Kiron

On behalf of the award winners 2016, we.CONECT supported Kiron.

Kiron Open Higher Education is a non-profit organization whose mission is to remove the barriers for displaced people to access higher education. The goal
is to empower people to integrate not only on an economic level into the labour market, but also on a social level into society. The students complete the first two years online and the third year at one of the partner universities, where they obtain an accredited university degree.

CHARITY PARTNER 2015: HELP

On behalf of the award winners 2015, we.CONECT supported HELP.

Help- Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V. to help refugees in northern Iraq. As a globally operating aid organization, Help supports people in need and provides fast and non bureaucratic assistance, independent of origin, religion or ideology since 1981. The project work is focused on the emergency and disaster relief, as well as long-term development aid and reconstruction projects.

CHARITY PARTNER 2014: TSURO

On behalf of the award winners 2014, we.CONECT supported TSURO.

The prize was donated to TSURO, an initiative supported by Weltfriedensdienst to help the local communities of Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, develop sustainable agricultural behaviors. The farmer organization and its 5000 members aim at assisting the country, which suffers from food scarcity as well as overexploitation of natural resources, such as water and soil.

Terms and Conditions

  • All the details must be submitted in English only.
  • The project has to be about energy efficiency.
  • The implementation of the project should not date back more than 2 years.
  • Only projects that have been implemented will be considered.
  • The Selection Committee will consider only those nominations providing complete information requested on the nomination form.
  • A company may nominate more than one initiative for the award.
  • Besides being used for evaluating for the awards, all information provided in the nomination form may be published on an open platform (website/portal/social media) by we.CONECT. By making the submission you give complete rights to we.CONECT to publish the work with your name and company name in place. It is hence advisable to ensure that your submission has the necessary approval within your organization.
  • The Advisory Board of the conference will evaluate the suitability of all the nominations submitted for the different award based on the documents submitted. The Advisory Board‘s decision on mapping the nomination with the award category will be final and binding on the nominee.
  • Decisions of the Advisory Board are final and may not be disputed. The Advisory Board will adhere to our award guidelines.
  • Business Partners and solution providers are not allowed to apply but are welcome to engage their clients!

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