Energy Efficiency Award 2015: the German Energy Agency is Looking for Energy-efficient Companies

Entries invited from industry and commerce for the competition organised under the auspices of the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs

BERLIN, April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Industrial and manufacturing companies can now enter their energy efficiency projects for the Energy Efficiency Award 2015, which is awarded by the German Energy Agency (dena). The competition, which is open to international entrants, is held under the auspices of the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, and has a total prize fund of EUR 30,000. The deadline for entries is 15 July 2015. Entries are free, and companies can find more information about how to enter the competition at

The competition is open to companies of all sizes and sectors that have successfully implemented projects to increase energy efficiency in their own operations. The aim of the competition is to publicise outstanding energy efficiency strategies across all sectors.

A jury of experts will assess the competition entries according to the following criteria: energy saving, relevance to climate protection, cost-efficiency, degree of innovation, and compatibility. The award ceremony will take place at the dena Energy Efficiency Congress on 16 November 2015 in Berlin.

dena's Initiative EnergieEffizienz - Unternehmen und Institutionen (Energy Efficiency Campaign for Companies and Institutions) is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on the basis of a resolution by the German parliament.

The following companies are supporting the 2015 Award as Premium Partners:

With 14,200 employees, Bayer MaterialScience AG is one of the world's largest polymer companies. The company makes valuable contributions in the fields of environmentally friendly mobility, sustainable building and energy and resource efficiency, and helps to improve people's lives with innovative and sustainable solutions.

With approximately 24,000 employees, Danfoss is one of the world's leading providers of energy-efficient technologies and solutions. Its products and services are used in refrigeration, air-conditioning and heating engineering, as well as speed control and mobile hydraulics.

DZ BANK AG is a central bank for approximately 900 co-operative banks, and its role is to provide the many independent co-operative banks with local support and to strengthen their competitive position.

SOURCE The German Energy Agency (dena)

For further information: Press contact: Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH, Julia Horstmann, Chausseestraße 128 a, 10115 Berlin, +49(0)30-72-61-65-853,,

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