International Prize Under the Patronage of German Federal Minister of
BERLIN, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Businesses from industry and production
have until 4 May 2012 to apply for the international dena Energy
Efficiency Award 2012. In order to participate in the competition,
companies must have successfully implemented projects to increase
energy efficiency in their own operations. The prize, a total of EUR
30,000, is awarded by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - the
German Energy Agency - as part of its "Initiative EnergieEffizienz"
("Energy Efficiency Campaign") in cooperation with the Premium Partners
DZ BANK, Imtech Deutschland and Siemens. The competition is held under
the patronage of German Federal Minister of Economics, Dr. Philipp
Rösler. All information on how to enter the competition can be found
The competition is open to any business from industry and production
that has sucessfully implemented in-house energy efficiency projects.
Cooperative entries from end users and the plant manufacturers,
planners or advisers involved in a project are also allowed. Entries
from small and medium-sized businesses are particularly welcome. A jury
of top-ranking experts from politics, business, science and the media
will assess the projects submitted and decide upon the winners. The
first prize in the dena Energy Efficiency Award 2012 is EUR 15,000, the
second EUR 10,000 and the third EUR 5,000. The prize will be awarded at
dena's Energy Efficiency Congress in September 2012.
In 2011, three businesses were awarded the dena Energy Efficiency Award:
The first prize was shared by SCA Hygiene Products SE for the savings
it has made in various cross-sector technologies, and Heideblume
Molkerei Elsdorf-Rotenburg AG for its successful implementation of
energy contracting. The second prize went to Südbayerische
Portland-Zementwerk for its efficient use of waste heat in its cement
manufacturing operations. The international Energy Efficiency Award has
been awarded since 2007.
dena is the centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy
sources and intelligent energy systems. The "Initiative
EnergieEffizienz" is a dena campaign funded by the German Federal
Ministry of Economics and Technology.
The following businesses are supporting the Energy Efficiency Award 2012
as Premium Partners: The DZ BANK AG is part of the Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken cooperative financial
network, which brings together some 1,200 cooperative banks. Within the
cooperative financial network, DZ BANK acts as the central institution
and commercial bank for the cooperative banks with their 12,000
branches across Germany.
Imtech Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is the leading supplier of energy and building technology and part of
the pan-European Imtech N.V. group with some 27,000 staff.
Siemens AG is a world leader in electronics and electrical engineering. The group
is active in the industry, energy and health sectors and has some
360,000 staff worldwide.
SOURCE German Energy Agency
For further information:
Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency, Juliane Kammer, Chausseestrasse 128a, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49(0)30-72-61-65-652, Fax: +49(0)30-72-61-65-699, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Internet: http://www.dena.de