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Energy Scouts make it into the final of the GreenTec-Awards

The trainee project of ebm-papst reaches the top 3 in the world’s largest sustain­ability compe­ti­tion. A second project made it into the top 10.

When it comes to protecting the climate and conserving resources, ebm-papst is always at the fore­front. That’s why there were two green projects listed in the top 10 of the Energy cate­gory for the GreenTec Awards: Our Energy Scouts (young ambas­sadors for energy effi­ciency) and our effi­cient EC motors (used in fans instead of AC motors). Now the Energy Scouts made it to the final round. “We are happy that we made it into the top three and that we will be trav­el­ling to Berlin in May. Sustain­ability and envi­ron­mental protec­tion are very impor­tant to us and we hope that we can encourage more young people to care about these topics”, say Anna-Lena Balbach, Max Prümmer und Sophia Lang, the three Energy Scouts from Mulfingen.

Trainee project saves a million euros in energy costs

The Energy Scouts (young ambas­sadors for energy effi­ciency), are a trainee project that has been raising envi­ron­mental aware­ness among young people since 2010. The trainees inspect our plants with infrared cameras and air pres­sure gauges, looking for poten­tial energy savings. ebm-papst has imple­mented the project success­fully at various sites. The German Chamber of Industry and Commerce incor­po­rated the project into its training program in 2014. Thus far, 1,500 trainees from different compa­nies have been trained as Energy Scouts, and the project has resulted in a reduc­tion of about a million euros in energy costs for ebm-papst.

EC tech­nology for less CO2

Nomi­nated as well were our effi­cient EC motors (used in fans instead of AC motors) that make a signif­i­cant contri­bu­tion to energy savings. The EC motors devel­oped by ebm-papst are mechan­i­cally fully compat­ible with AC motors but work with consid­er­ably greater effi­ciency of up to 90 percent – and their produc­tion also requires less mate­rial. Refrig­er­a­tion, air condi­tioning and building services equip­ment all benefit. Oper­ating costs are reduced and much less CO2 is produced, less­ening the impact on the envi­ron­ment.

Each year the GreenTec Awards honor inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts and projects that point the way toward a sustain­able future.

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