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German industry is investing in energy efficiency like never before. This is one of the key findings of the summer edition of the energy efficiency index (EEI) published by the Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production of the University of Stuttgart.
Although the current survey shows that companies rated the importance of energy efficiency slightly lower and growth in energy productivity slowed, investments in energy efficiency nevertheless hit a record high.
Just six percent of the companies surveyed consider energy efficiency to be of little or no importance while more than three quarters consider it important or very important.
Each of the half-yearly surveys includes special questions on a current development in energy efficiency, with the latest survey addressing energy efficiency networks. Twenty percent of the 900 participants mentioned using energy efficiency networks as a systematic approach to increasing energy efficiency. Medium-sized enterprises in particular reported using networks to exchange experiences.
Further approaches employed by the businesses surveyed include energy management systems (ISO 14.001 plus, ISO 50.001, EMAS) and energy audits according to DIN EN 16.247.
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