At HÜBNER's German locations, energy management has been a core element of corporate policy since 2014. Since this time, HÜBNER has been working in accordance with the statutory energy saving targets and even exceeding them at times. In the past ten years HÜBNER has increased its energy efficiency in generating compressed air by more than 100 percent. This has made it possible to reduce compressed air costs, despite a doubling of electricity prices in the same period and a significant increase in production volume.
Already in 2007 HÜBNER switched over to green electricity. Since this time electric power requirements at the headquarters in Kassel have been met entirely with hydroelectric power from Scandinavia. The emissions arising from production and transport are compensated so that complete carbon dioxide (CO²) neutrality has been achieved. The process is regularly audited and certified by TÜV Rheinland. For heating, HÜBNER makes use of natural gas, a fossil fuel that is particularly environmentally friendly.
In addition, the entire roof area of the 6,100 square meter production and warehouse facility of Plant 2 at the Kassel location has been equipped with a photovoltaic system. With a total of 1,400 photovoltaic modules, HÜBNER is able to produce 338 megawatt hours of electricity annually, which is mainly used for the power requirements of the plant itself.
Networks, initiatives and events: Support and interaction
For many years HÜBNER has been involved in regional energy networks and initiatives at its headquarters in North Hesse. In addition to general knowledge sharing, common development projects and mutual support in the area of energy management are the main focal points of these activities.
HÜBNER was thus a member of the first North Hessen energy efficiency network "Mari:e Nordhessen" – which has given rise to extensive technical exchange. In addition, HÜBNER has supported the initiative "Engineers for 2 Degree-Target (e4²)" which was established in late summer 2019 in connection with the first Kassel Energy Management Days meeting.